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WQA Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on Committees

Monday, December 7, 2015 :: 4009 Views :: Events, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Membership, Communications

The Water Quality Association is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the eight committees that report to its board of directors as well as the Product Certification Advisory Council.

Nitrate Contamination Raises Concerns over Minnesota’s Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 :: 4796 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Nitrate levels present in the Minnesota’s drinking water supply are cause for concern, according to the state’s Annual Drinking Water Report, which was released last week. The report, which was compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), shows that as much as 10 percent of the state’s non-community drinking water systems contain elevated levels of nitrate. Approximately 600 of the state’s 6,000 non-community systems have groundwater sources that have been affected by nitrate. 

It's Official! Third-Party Certification Takes Effect in Wisconsin

Friday, September 26, 2014 :: 8 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification

WQA is thrilled to announce that third-party certification is finally coming to the State of Wisconsin. Effective Saturday, September 27, 2014, water treatment devices certified for material safety and contaminant reduction by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited body will no longer need State approval to be sold in Wisconsin.

Bottled Water Quality Information Act Introduced

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 :: 4107 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association's Government Affairs Department is monitoring a new bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last month, seeking to formalize labeling disclosures required on bottled water.

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