News Releases

WQA responds to elevated PFC levels in Michigan

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 :: 254 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association has fact sheets and resources available to help residents of Michigan who are concerned about the quality of their drinking water following reports of elevated levels of perfluorinated chemicals, also known as poly-fluorinated chemicals.

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

Friday, July 13, 2018 :: 149 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.

 

Private wells need annual water quality testing

Thursday, June 28, 2018 :: 918 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's Business Excellence program enters second year

Thursday, June 21, 2018 :: 732 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association is entering a second year of its Business Excellence program after recognizing 35 member companies in the inaugural year. Business Excellence calls attention to a company’s top performance within the industry and a commitment to high values and standards.

WQRF names Redden its Foundation Relations & Research Manager

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 :: 726 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has named Kim Redden its Foundation Relations & Research Manager. Redden, who formerly worked for the Water Quality Association (WQA), has broad experience in the water treatment industry and brings deep industry knowledge to her position.

WQA takes part in national discussion on PFAS contamination

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 :: 723 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.

Study outlines health and safety concerns of counterfeit water filters

Friday, May 18, 2018 :: 912 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said a new study conducted on behalf of the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) underscores the need to combat counterfeit water treatment products. The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) helped with the study by performing extraction testing and funded a portion of the research production at a total cost of $35,000.

WQA offers new flood resource

Thursday, May 10, 2018 :: 457 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 says new survey indicates need for point-of-use testing and possible treatment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 :: 350 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said the latest J.D. Power 2018 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study that shows 30 percent of residential water utility customers indicate having concerns about the quality of their tap water indicates the need for point-of-use testing and, in some cases, further water quality treatment.

WQA marks Drinking Water Week May 6-12

Friday, May 4, 2018 :: 737 Views :: Events

Homeowners concerned about the quality of their drinking water should look first to the community’s annual consumer confidence report (CCR) for basic information on the local water supply, according to the Water Quality Association (WQA).  The reminder comes as WQA prepares to mark Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, 2018.

Call for presentations for 2019 convention

Thursday, April 26, 2018 :: 980 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2019 Convention & Exposition on April 23-26, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.  Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals on technical topics such as treatment innovations or water-related legislative issues, or on small business operations topics such as consumer trends or conflict resolution. The call also is open for potential presenters to suggest their own topics, and dealers are invited to submit proposals on interesting or puzzling applications they’ve worked on.


New WQA President looks to busy year for water treatment industry

Friday, April 20, 2018 :: 842 Views :: Convention

New Water Quality Association President Chris Wilker is setting his sights on a big year for the water treatment industry. Wilker, President of EcoWater Systems, Professional Products, was elected president of the board of directors last month during the WQA 2018 Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo.

WQA offers resources for consumers concerned about lead in drinking water

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 :: 1016 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 :: 741 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 does not solicit door-to-door

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 2721 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.

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