Wednesday, January 22, 2020 :: 2387 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building. A report released today by the Environmental Working Group indicates that many more Americans than previously estimated might be exposed to PFAS from contaminated drinking water.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 1098 Views :: Communications
The Water Quality Association provides resources to answer questions over a new report that indicates the drinking water of half a million Minnesotans has elevated levels of nitrate, a chemical linked to cancer. WQA recommends consumers have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use water treatment products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final barrier solution at their home.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 1421 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association reminds those planning to attend the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla., that savings are available for registering early. Advance pricing is available through Feb. 5 for the convention and the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both at the Orange County Convention Center.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 :: 1074 Views :: Professional Certification & Training
The Water Quality Association is looking for experienced individuals willing to serve as mentors for water treatment professionals who are earning their certification. The paid mentors are needed when a mentor is not available from the learner’s company to help learners complete the field activities in the Modular Education Program (MEP) three-step approach of reading, e-learning and field activities.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 :: 1293 Views :: Communications
The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named veteran attorney Mike Sennett as its General Counsel. Sennett, who retired from the Chicago law firm of Jones Day at the end of 2019, was selected for the new position because of his background and experience with both WQA and the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).
Thursday, December 19, 2019 :: 2568 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association supports Lead and Copper Rule revisionsproposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is encouraging its members to review them and submit public comment by Jan. 13, 2020. The revisions were designed to improve how communities treat and test for lead in drinking water and force quicker action when lead is detected.
Monday, December 16, 2019 :: 1890 Views :: Membership
The Water Quality Association’s revised Code of Ethics, which guides members in the use of marketing terms aligned with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. One specific concern addressed by the revisions is companies using the term “water softener” inconsistent with the way industry professionals understand and use it.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 :: 1755 Views :: Convention
Water industry and outside experts in leadership, human resources and business management will engage attendees of the third annual WQA Business Boot Camp in learning how to “Create the Vision” for a successful water treatment business. Aimed primarily at dealers, this intensive one-day business operations workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 :: 2222 Views :: Convention
“Be the Spark” leader, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 1-3 in Orlando. Bailey, the author of 10 books on being fearless and creating your future, will headline the convention’s Opening General Session April 2 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Friday, November 22, 2019 :: 1762 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 :: 1841 Views :: Events
Water Quality Association members will join members of the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for the fourth annual Water Resources Congressional Summit March 3-4, 2020, in Washington D.C. Known at WQA as the DC Fly-In, the event provides opportunities to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment and to provide industry expertise in meetings on Capitol Hill.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 :: 1915 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. The convention website, wqa.org/convention, offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the annual industry gathering and for the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both set for the Orange County Convention Center.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 :: 1544 Views :: Professional Certification
The Water Quality Association is offering an amnesty program to formerly certified personnel still active in the field who would like to reinstate their certification. Those who lost their certification more than three years ago and meet certain criteria can retake one of the basic certification exams to reinstate.
Friday, October 18, 2019 :: 1712 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
Corona Environmental Consulting is conducting a state-by-state call for occurrence data regarding contaminants in drinking water for the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). The WQRF-funded Contaminant Occurrence study is led by Dr. Carleigh Samson. Samson and her team at Corona have extensive experience in developing, conducting, presenting, and publishing national drinking water contaminant occurrence studies. The research began in July 2019 and is anticipated for completion in July 2020.
Friday, October 11, 2019 :: 2652 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association supports efforts toward a safer drinking water supply that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took Thursday in announcing proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions. The proposal, the first major overhaul of the rule since 1991, seeks to improve how communities test for lead in drinking water and force quicker action when lead is detected.