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WQA responds to new federal funding for Flint, Michigan

Friday, December 16, 2016 :: 2603 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Membership, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) applauded Congressional approval of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that authorizes $140 million in grants to Flint, Michigan to address lead and other contaminants in drinking water.

WQA recommends drinking water to help limit Thanksgiving calories

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 :: 2949 Views :: Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is recommending Americans make use of a valuable resource on Thanksgiving day as a way to help minimize the amount of calories we consume and to aid digestion.

WQA marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Thursday, October 27, 2016 :: 1527 Views :: Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) marked National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by reminding consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water by downloading a lead fact sheet from its website, wqa.org

WQA responds to Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 6, 2016 :: 4201 Views :: Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said that Hurricane Matthew poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas. 

WQA India certifies products for microbiological reduction claims

Thursday, October 6, 2016 :: 2024 Views :: Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness, International

Kent RO Systems Limited has received the first product certifications in India for two devices that make microbiological reduction claims. It’s the final step for both products to receive the Seal of Purity from the Water Quality India Association (WQIA). 

WQA launches podcast and blog

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 :: 1771 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has launched a new podcast and blog to keep members and the public up to date about issues involving the water treatment industry. 

Water Quality Association Responds to EWG National Chromium-6 Occurrence Data Map

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 :: 3393 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

In response to a new national map showing the presence of chromium-6 in the nation's drinking water, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has provided new resources to help homeowners and businesses understand the issue. 

WQA observes Imagine a Day Without Water

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 :: 1731 Views :: Events, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association is joining elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts participating in Imagine a Day Without Water on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

WQA and NSF International Agree to Collaborate on Policy and Research

Thursday, September 8, 2016 :: 2303 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

LISLE, Ill. – The Water Quality Association (WQA) and NSF International (NSF) have agreed to form a professional collaboration in an effort to benefit members, customers and global consumers, the two organizations have announced.

WQA reminds schools to test for lead in drinking water

Thursday, August 18, 2016 :: 2595 Views :: Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Website, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today reminded school districts to take steps to test for lead in their drinking water to keep children safe as they head back to school this fall. Studies indicate lead is an ongoing concern for many school districts across the country because of corrosion from aging infrastructure.

WQA responds to new Harvard study on PFOA and PFOS

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 :: 3154 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association responded to a study Harvard researchers conducted finding as many as six million Americans may be at risk of exposure to higher than recommended levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).

WQA offers free Water Treatment for Dummies booklet

Thursday, July 21, 2016 :: 3273 Views :: Product Certification, Professional Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Treatment for Dummies (a Wiley Brand): WQA Special Edition is a free booklet made available by the Water Quality Association to help consumers save money while enhancing the quality of the drinking water in their home or business.

Water Quality Association responds to USGS report on corrosive groundwater

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 :: 2204 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) responds to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that found that groundwater in 25 states and the District of Columbia has a high potential for being naturally corrosive.

Water Quality Association Statement in Response to the National Resources Defense Council Report on Public Water System Lead Violation

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 :: 1930 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association's statement in response to the National Resource Defense Council report on public water system lead violations.

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