News Releases

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 :: 2496 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 :: 2486 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.

Excellent Public Education Tool for Water Utilities

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 :: 1766 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association's (WQA's) Gold Seal Certification Program has certified water treatment point-of-entry and point-of-use since 1959. The program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

PILC Marks 10th Anniversary of WaterSense with Call for Program's Authorization

Monday, June 6, 2016 :: 2354 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) marked the 10th anniversary of WaterSense with a call for the program's authorization, noting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program's achievements relating to water efficiency and savings.

Water Quality Association Provides Quick Facts on PFOA & PFOS

Friday, June 3, 2016 :: 3568 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.

WQA & PWQA Endorse Dodd for Senate

Friday, May 27, 2016 :: 1746 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

California State Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) today announced receiving the endorsement of the Pacific Water Quality Association (PWQA) and its national counterpart, the Water Quality Association (WQA) in Senate District 3.

Water Quality Association Congratulates Arizona for Its Water Softener Sustainability Professional Certification Program

Friday, May 27, 2016 :: 1742 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

More than 60 industry professionals have attended a unique Arizona Water Quality Association (AWQA) course to learn best practices to help reduce salinity in Arizona’s water.


 

WQA Responds to President Obama's Position Regarding Water Filtration in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, May 5, 2016 :: 6267 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Following President Barack Obama's important visit to Flint, Michigan yesterday, the Water Quality Association applauds the President's position regarding water filtration in Flint. As a result, WQA has responded by demonstrating how the drinking water treatment industry can help bring immediate solutions for the residents of Flint.

About the Water Quality Association and Its Role Certifying Water Filters

Thursday, May 5, 2016 :: 6843 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Sustainability Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying water treatment point-of-entry and point-of-use (at the tap or whole house treatment) that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

New England Families Can Find Protection from Arsenic in Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 :: 4367 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) encourages private well-owners to test their systems and seek appropriate remedies as necessary. With reports of arsenic in drinking water around New England, residents can ensure protection by installing water treatment systems in the home.

WQA eNews - April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 :: 18 Views :: Events, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Professional Certification & Training, Communications, eNews, Modular Education Program

WQA eNews is an electronic newsletter for Water Quality Association members.

WQA Recognizes Earth Day and Invites Water Treatment Professionals to Show Congress Affordable Water Treatment Options

Friday, April 22, 2016 :: 4004 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Professional Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois- based not-for-profit organization, recognizes Earth Day and invites water treatment professionals to show Congress affordable water treatment options.

WQA Offers Resources to Help Homeowners Learn About Chromium in their Water

Thursday, April 7, 2016 :: 1715 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois- basednot-for-profit organization, is offering resources to help homeowners learn more about home-based products that have been independently tested to fight harmful chromium in their water. 

Changes Announced to WQA's Boards

Thursday, March 31, 2016 :: 5543 Views :: Convention, Water Quality Research Foundation, Membership, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

A number of important changes to the Water Quality Association’s top volunteer leadership were implemented during the Association’s 2016 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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