News Releases

WQA calls attention to phony door-to-door scams on Long Island, NY

Thursday, August 10, 2017 :: 960 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door on Long Island, New York passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

Growing awareness of water treatment methods, says national public opinion study

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 :: 1766 Views

Awareness of water treatment methods increased over the past two years among U.S. consumers, according to a national public opinion study, with 92 percent of respondents aware of in-pitcher or end-of-tap filters, up from 84 percent in 2015. The number of households that were aware of filters in refrigerators rose slightly, from 83 percent in 2015 to 84 percent this year.

WQA recommends testing, awareness after flooding

Monday, August 7, 2017 :: 704 Views

The Water Quality Association today said that recent flooding in the New Orleans, Tulsa and Kansas City areas may pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storms, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

Homeowner video captures apparent door-to-door scam in Houston, Texas

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 :: 3708 Views :: 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, Texas area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

A consumer notified WQA of a solicitation and recorded the encounter on video.

WQA supports EWG’s Tap Water Database

Thursday, July 27, 2017 :: 1138 Views

The Water Quality Association supports the Environmental Working Group’s newly released Tap Water Database as a way for consumers to learn more about the kinds of contaminants that might be in their local drinking water. 

The database contains the results of tests from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from nearly 50,000 utilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2015. Consumers can enter their zip code to learn more about the quality of their local drinking water.

WQA calls attention to phony door-to-door scams in Cicero

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 1164 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Cicero, Illinois area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

WQA recommends testing, awareness after flooding

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 1223 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said that recent flooding in northern Illinois may pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA recommends consumers review their community’s annual water quality report

Friday, July 7, 2017 :: 1584 Views

The Water Quality Association recommends homeowners review their community’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) which informs residents about the quality of their drinking water. 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

Water Quality Association responds to report of lead in Nashville schools' drinking water

Friday, June 30, 2017 :: 1000 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is offering a fact sheet to answer frequently asked questions about lead in drinking water in response to a new report of high levels of lead found in Nashville schools. WQA supports Tennessee House Bill 631 as well as federal legislation to require testing for lead in schools.

Concerns about household water quality increase, according to new national study

Thursday, June 29, 2017 :: 912 Views

Concerns about water quality among Americans have increased over the past two years, according to a new national public opinion study, with a significant jump in the number of homeowners who expressed concern about possible health risks associated with tap water (29%) compared with just two years ago (12%).

Sherburn, Minnesota homeowners encouraged to make water softener adjustments in response to new water treatment facility

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 :: 941 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is encouraging homeowners in Sherburn, Minnesota to contact a water treatment provider to review their home’s current treatment system or water softener to make any necessary adjustments in response to a new water treatment facility that begins operating next month. 

Water Quality Association to partner with Water Equipment & Policy Research Center

Monday, June 19, 2017 :: 758 Views

WQA is teaming up with the Water Equipment & Policy Research Center (WEP) in order to promote advancement of the point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) drinking water treatement industry.

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 in Fresno, CA

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 :: 1263 Views :: Communications

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA distributing door hangers in the Fresno area, claiming that local water is contaminated and implying that mandatory water tests are required.

Testing for lead in schools should be top priority over summer

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 :: 1082 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association today recommended that as students begin their summer vacation, school districts should take the opportunity to test their drinking water supplies for lead. Studies and media reports over the past school year indicate lead exposure is an ongoing concern across the country, primarily due to corrosion from aging infrastructure.

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