Wednesday, July 10, 2019 :: 1104 Views :: Events
LISLE, Ill. –Keynotes from government leaders, water treatment industry updates, opportunities to share opinions in committee meetings or a town hall, and fun events to benefit the Water Quality Research Foundation are among the events planned for the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 9-11 in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is open now at the event’s new website, wqa.org/mylc.
Monday, July 1, 2019 :: 1341 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association recommends homeowners review theirmunicipality’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available online or in the mail, to learn important information about their drinking water quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires community water systems serving more than 25 people or 15 households to issue a CCR every year by July 1.
Monday, July 1, 2019 :: 406 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
Two researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be studying ways of determining an area’s risk for future drinking water crises and how water quality technology can alleviate those risks in a study funded by the Water Quality Research Foundation Board. The “Predictive Modeling of U.S. Drinking Water Emergencies” study by Drs. Yin Wang and Junhong Chen will begin July 1, 2019, and is expected to run through 2020.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 :: 916 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Americans whose households rely on well water are far less concerned about the quality of their water supply than those using municipal water, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The study also shows more well water drinkers consider in-home water filtration a necessity rather than a luxury.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: 550 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
The Water Quality Research Foundation has approved two new research project concepts to begin request for proposal (RFP) development. Task Forces will be recruited in the coming months for each of the two new concepts, with their first task to develop an RFP and then vet the proposals received. The RFP development and proposal vetting takes approximately six to 12 months, depending on the project’s complexity. The WQRF Board of Directors then will give final approval for the research to move forward with researcher as recommended by the task force.
Friday, June 14, 2019 :: 429 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
A Water Quality Research Foundation-funded study showing the economic benefits of using point-of-use devices to reduce health risks in drinking water has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 :: 938 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Consumers concerned over a new report linking nitrate levels in the nation’s drinking water with cancer can have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final barrier solution, according to the Water Quality Association.
Friday, May 31, 2019 :: 1225 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association invites potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 1-3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The convention theme is “Vision.”
Thursday, May 23, 2019 :: 974 Views :: Membership
With an extensive background in drinking water standards and regulations, new Water Quality Association President Stephen J. Ver Strat is prepared to lead the industry association through a challenging year – a year that will see WQA begin the process of relocating its International Headquarters and Laboratory.
Monday, May 20, 2019 :: 10092 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Households with children are far more likely to consider buying a water filtration system than those without, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The findings echo the study’s overall theme that Americans’ concerns about environmental issues affecting their quality of life have grown since the most recent previous study in 2017.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 :: 1879 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
In an effort to avoid consumer confusion, the Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics is being revised such that marketing terms shall be used in accordance with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary. To allow WQA members adequate time to review and implement the change, it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 :: 2980 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Now that spring has arrived, with solicitors busy knocking on doors, the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA in door-to-door solicitations should be considered an imposter.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 :: 2492 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Americans are clearly concerned about their overall quality of life being affected by the environment, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study, and their concern has grown since the last survey in 2017.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 :: 765 Views :: Convention
Registrations are strong and the Las Vegas Convention Center trade show floor is completely booked with less than a week to go before the 2019 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 23-25. Attendees can look forward to hearing results of the 2019 Consumer Opinion Study, insights from industry leaders and inspiring words from keynote speaker Marilyn Sherman on “Front-Row Leadership.”
Friday, April 5, 2019 :: 1676 Views :: Product Certification
The Water Quality Association has produced a standard that for the first time will allow manufacturers to test and certify their products for health-based manganese removal claims. The association collaborated with Health Canada and the Standards Council of Canada to write the standard in preparation for Health Canada’s issuance of a new health-based Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) for manganese that will apply to drinking water supplies in Canada.