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Ver Strat elected WQA President, will lead beginning of relocation process

Thursday, May 23, 2019 :: 2309 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.  

Households with children more likely to consider filtration

Monday, May 20, 2019 :: 17566 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.

Code of Ethics revisions to address marketing terms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 :: 3173 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.

WQA warns consumers about phony solicitations

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 :: 5466 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.

Public Opinion Study shows growing drinking water quality concern

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 :: 6529 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. 

Strong turnout anticipated for WQA Convention & Exposition

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 :: 1889 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.”

Water Quality Association issues health-based standard for manganese

Friday, April 5, 2019 :: 2874 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.

WQA announces Leadership Award honorees

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 :: 2736 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association will honor 12 people – including the former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives – with leadership awards during the WQA Convention and Exposition April 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The awards presentation is part of the convention’s Opening General Session at 9:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 24.

WQA to fill eight board seats during Annual Meeting

Friday, March 29, 2019 :: 2376 Views :: Convention

A slate of nominees for the Water Quality Association Board of Directors is up for election at the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held during the WQA Convention and Exposition April 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual meeting is part of the convention’s Opening General Session at 9:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 24.

Rep. Upton honored with WQA Champion award

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 :: 2251 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association Champion award for his support of water-related legislation. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 5 and 6 that included the Water Resources Congressional Summit, hosted by WQA in conjunction with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association.

Rep. Kildee honored as WQA Champion

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 :: 2902 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Lisle, Ill. – (March 5, 2019) U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association’s Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation, particularly his work in forming a bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force. 

WQA names new Laboratory Director

Monday, February 25, 2019 :: 2299 Views :: Product Certification

Zac Gleason is the Water Quality Association’s new Laboratory Director, responsible for overall operations and strategic direction for both the Performance Laboratory and the Analytical Laboratory, the association has announced.  Gleason brings more than 15 years’ experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene and 10 years of laboratory oversight experience to the role, a key component of the WQA’s Gold Seal Product Certification program.

WQA supports EPA PFAS plan

Thursday, February 14, 2019 :: 2897 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taking steps toward setting a safety threshold for highly toxic drinking water contaminants known as PFAS. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday outlined a plan that addresses drinking water and cleanup concerns as well as monitoring of PFAS, expanding research and improving enforcement.

WQA plans DC Fly-In March 5 & 6

Thursday, January 31, 2019 :: 2676 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Water Quality Association members and staff will gather in Washington, D.C., March 5 and 6 for the annual DC Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill. For the third consecutive year, WQA is partnering with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit during the Fly-In, so all three associations can hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.

WQA Business Boot Camp speakers lineup announced

Monday, January 28, 2019 :: 2475 Views :: Convention

Experts in leadership, human resources and business financial planning will share strategic planning ideas and tools in the second annual WQA Business Boot Campan intensive one-day workshop in all aspects of running a water treatment business.  Aimed primarily at dealers, the event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

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