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Water Quality Association prepares for annual DC Fly-In

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 :: 1357 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association is gearing up for its annual DC Fly-In, an opportunity for members to join WQA staff in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. For the second consecutive year, WQA will partner with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit, an opportunity to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.

WQA supports first-ever nationwide study on PFCs

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 :: 1971 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association has voiced its support for a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes a nationwide health study on the implications of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) such as PFOA on drinking water. The language was authored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: 3779 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends homeowners looking to stock up on water and other supplies ahead of Hurricane Irma consider filling reusable containers with tap water if bottled water is unavailable at area stores.

WQA calls attention to door hanger scams in Houston, TX

Friday, June 16, 2017 :: 3651 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Houston area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water. These individuals are NOT Water Quality Association employees.

WQA Calls Attention to Door-to-Door Scams

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 :: 4983 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be employees of WQA going door-to-door passing themselves off as water inspectors, offering to test homeowner’s drinking water, or using scare tactics to sell water treatment devices. 

WQA responds to new federal funding for Flint, Michigan

Friday, December 16, 2016 :: 4059 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.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 :: 5269 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 and NSF International Agree to Collaborate on Policy and Research

Thursday, September 8, 2016 :: 4152 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 responds to new Harvard study on PFOA and PFOS

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 :: 4587 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).

Water Quality Association responds to USGS report on corrosive groundwater

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 :: 3217 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 :: 2751 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.

Homeowners Can Ask For Report on Their Community's Water Quality

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 :: 2754 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Homeowners concerned about the quality of water being supplied by their local public water system can ask for a copy of their municipality’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires community water systems (those serving more than 25 people or 15 households) to issue a CCR every year by July 1st.

Water Quality Association Provides Quick Facts on PFOA & PFOS

Friday, June 3, 2016 :: 3974 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, has compiled quick facts on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water.

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