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WQA supports further study of PFAS health risk, in-building treatment

Thursday, September 6, 2018 :: 830 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

A letter from the Water Quality Association statement supporting further study of human health risks of water contaminants known as PFAS and urging support for point-of-use/point-of-entry treatment technologies to combat them will be introduced into testimony today (Sept. 6) before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

WQA offers consumer information during Washington, D.C., Boil Water Notice

Friday, July 13, 2018 :: 451 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Thousands of residents and businesses in a major portion of Washington, D.C., are being advised today to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it after a possibility of contamination occurred Thursday night.  The Water Quality Association (WQA) offers suggestions andinformation for consumers in the wake of this appropriate response to a temporary health emergency.

The boil water advisory, affecting large parts of Northwest and Northeast D.C., is expected to last into Saturday or Sunday, DC Water said Friday. Complete information is available at the utility’s website.

 

WQA takes part in national discussion on PFAS contamination

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 :: 1110 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA)participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency PFAS National Leadership Summit May 22 and 23, which ended with the hope that the EPA can have a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Management Plan ready by the end of the year.  PFAS are man-made chemicals found in such things as firefighting foams and stain-resistant, waterproof and nonstick coatings. More than 3,000 PFAS are used in the global marketplace; they are released into the environment through manufacturing, use, and PFAS-containing wastes.

WQA offers resources for consumers concerned about lead in drinking water

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 :: 1438 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association reminds consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water through free materials available on the association’s website, wqa.org. 

Studies indicate that nearly all the lead in drinking water comes not from the primary water source or the municipal treatment plant but as a result of corrosion of lead-containing materials carrying the water from the plant. Lead can enter the home drinking water by leaching from lead service connections, from lead solder used in copper piping, and from brass fixtures.

WQA to take part in EPA's National Leadership Summit on PFAS

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 980 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA) have been invited to a National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  PFAS, such as PFOA and PFOS, are chemicals not found naturally in the environment but used in many products because of stain-resistant, waterproof and non-stick properties.

WQA applauds continued funding for WaterSense

Friday, March 23, 2018 :: 624 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association today announced its support for the latest budget package in Washington that preserves funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program.

 

 

WQA members head to Washington for DC Fly-In

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 :: 1292 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Members and staff of the Water Quality Association (WQA) participated in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. The message from the delegation emphasized WQA’s support for common-sense solutions to infrastructure issues while emphasizing the need for funding for Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) technology in water related legislation.

Water Quality Association displays “Report IP Theft” button to battle counterfeit water filters

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 :: 1523 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association is calling attention to the growing problem of counterfeit water filters by joining forces with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center). WQA now displays the “Report IP Theft” button and its link to the IPR Center as tool to report IP theft and trade law violations while also serving as a deterrent to anyone contemplating brand infringement.

Water Quality Association prepares for annual DC Fly-In

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 :: 780 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 :: 1405 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 :: 2558 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 :: 2547 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 :: 3570 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 :: 2964 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 :: 3821 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. 

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