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WQA supports EPA recommendations for Newark drinking water

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 :: 184 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said today that it supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendation that residents of Newark, NJ, use bottled water until further testing can verify that the amount of lead in the water delivered to homes and businesses does not exceed the design and scope of water filtration products to effectively reduce lead to safe levels.

"Trend-setters" more likely to use in-home filtration, bottled water and water softeners

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 :: 474 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Younger “trend-setter” consumers are more likely than other groups to use bottled water (84%), in-home water filtration (45%), a refrigerator water filter (49%) and a water softener (28%) than other consumer groups, according to 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. Nearly half (46%) of the adults responding to the study fit in this group, identified by researchers as being those who like to try new things, who buy the best of everything regardless of price, and who “always want to be the first at owning something new.”

Well water users more likely to consider in-home filtration a necessity

Thursday, June 20, 2019 :: 610 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Americans whose households rely on well water are far less concerned about the quality of their water supply than those using municipal water, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study.  The study also shows more well water drinkers consider in-home water filtration a necessity rather than a luxury.

Households with children more likely to consider filtration

Monday, May 20, 2019 :: 3578 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Households with children are far more likely to consider buying a water filtration system than those without, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The findings echo the study’s overall theme that Americans’ concerns about environmental issues affecting their quality of life have grown since the most recent previous study in 2017.

Code of Ethics revisions to address marketing terms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 :: 946 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

In an effort to avoid consumer confusion, the Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics is being revised such that marketing terms shall be used in accordance with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary. To allow WQA members adequate time to review and implement the change, it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

WQA warns consumers about phony solicitations

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 :: 1952 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Now that spring has arrived, with solicitors busy knocking on doors, the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA in door-to-door solicitations should be considered an imposter.

Public Opinion Study shows growing drinking water quality concern

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 :: 1834 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Americans are clearly concerned about their overall quality of life being affected by the environment, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study, and their concern has grown since the last survey in 2017. 

WQA marks 70 years of leadership in water quality industry

Monday, January 21, 2019 :: 1254 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association is celebrating seven decades of leadership in water quality this year, unveiling a 70-year logo highlighting the organization’s role as the leading voice of the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. The commemorative logo also points to the future with the phrase, “Water quality solutions for 70 years and beyond.”

WQA supports Chicago’s use of filters for some homes after elevated lead levels found in drinking water

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 :: 1321 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association supports the decision to offer free water filtration systems to about 30,000 metered homes in Chicago after tests showed elevated lead levels in about 17 percent of homes tested. The city reportedly plans to continue testing of up to 165,000 metered homes over the next two years.

WQA certified as 'Great Place to Work'

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 :: 1308 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®.  Water Quality Association earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.

Tom Bruursema named WQA's Associate Executive Director

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 1375 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named Tom Bruursema its Associate Executive Director of Member & Public Engagement, citing his rich background in the water treatment industry and in marketing and business operations. The association also has announced some internal moves to strengthen international affairs efforts, particularly in the Asian markets. Government Affairs Director David Loveday, a veteran public affairs professional who has been with WQA since 2007, has been promoted to Global Government Affairs director.

Private wells need annual water quality testing

Thursday, June 28, 2018 :: 3530 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Homeowners who rely on a private well for their drinking water should have that water tested yearly for bacteria and contaminants, according to the Water Quality Association.  “Even if your water looks and smells fine, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to drink,” said WQA Government Affairs Director David Loveday. “Well water can become contaminated with any number of chemicals or other contaminants, and we recommend yearly tests for the most common ones.”

WQA offers new flood resource

Thursday, May 10, 2018 :: 1186 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

In preparation for the heavy storm and flooding season, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a new video describing steps consumers can take to ensure a safer water supply during severe weather.

WQA does not solicit door-to-door

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 4145 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

During the annual spring increase in home solicitations – when everyone from lawn care services to house-painting companies are knocking on your door -- the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA as a water inspector or solicitor should be considered an imposter.

WQA marks World Water Day with quality reminder

Thursday, March 22, 2018 :: 885 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association joins organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle global water shortages and to improve water quality for all.

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