News Releases

AWWA CEO David LaFrance to speak at WQA Convention & Exposition

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 :: 1537 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is pleased to announce that David LaFrance, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will be a featured speaker at the Opening General Session of the 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition in Denver, CO on March 27, 2018.

“We are delighted that David will be able to join us for an insightful discussion on issues that affect both of our associations,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser.

Water Quality Association supports federal effort to address PFCs

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 :: 1577 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is supporting efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) such as PFOA and PFOS and their impact on drinking water.

Water Quality Association offers first-ever Business Boot Camp

Friday, December 1, 2017 :: 1422 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is offering its first-ever Business Operations Boot Camp one day prior to the 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition in Denver. The Boot Camp will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

WQA supports first-ever nationwide study on PFCs

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 :: 1873 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association has voiced its support for a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes a nationwide health study on the implications of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) such as PFOA on drinking water. The language was authored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

WQA signs pavilion agreement with RAI Amsterdam

Friday, November 3, 2017 :: 1759 Views :: Events

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with RAI Amsterdam that will allow WQA to have a pavilion for its members at each of the RAI’s Aquatech international trade shows.

“We are thrilled to have this new agreement,” said WQA President Bob Maisner, who was on hand for the signing ceremony at the Aquatech trade show in Amsterdam.

WQA offers fact sheet on nitrate in response to new report on drinking water supplies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 :: 2677 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association is making a fact sheet on nitrate available following a report by the Environmental Working Group that drinking water supplies in rural areas across the United States are contaminated with nitrate, with the people in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin at the highest risk.

Water Quality Association offers school administrators guide for dealing with lead in drinking water

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: 2305 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association today released a guide for school administrators to help them with the process of keeping their drinking water safe for children. “What school administrators need to know about lead in drinking water” is available for download from the WQA website (

Water Quality Association posts Water Safety Guide

Sunday, September 10, 2017 :: 1693 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a Water Safety Guide to help people affected by natural disasters such as hurricane and the subsequent flooding that is likely to occur. The guide features tips for what homeowners can do to prepare for a major storm as well as what to do during and after the storm hits.

Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: 3488 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends homeowners looking to stock up on water and other supplies ahead of Hurricane Irma consider filling reusable containers with tap water if bottled water is unavailable at area stores.

Sanitizing water-using appliances in water emergencies and well disinfection

Monday, September 4, 2017 :: 1676 Views :: Technical Guidance

WQA is providing residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with important information about their water treatment equipment. Many home water treatment equipment products (including reverse osmosis systems) do not provide total protection against all types of disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in contaminated drinking water.

WQA launches new crisis response blog

Sunday, September 3, 2017 :: 1484 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has launched a new crisis response blog ( on its website to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.

Boil Water Alerts Following Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, August 31, 2017 :: 3166 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

Disasters, such as floods can gravely compromise public water systems. The conventional and highly appropriate response of municipalities, health departments, and other regulatory agencies in times of water emergencies is to notify all consumers to boil all water used for drinking or culinary purposes until bacteriological samples demonstrate that the water is safe, and/or until appropriate corrective actions have been completed.

5 things people affected by Hurricane Harvey should know about drinking water

Saturday, August 26, 2017 :: 6188 Views

The Water Quality Association today said that Hurricane Harvey poses 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. 

“This is a powerful hurricane and our concern is for anyone who may be caught in the path of Harvey or who will be returning to their homes once the storm has passed,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Our main concern is for possible drinking water contamination.”

Water Quality Association applauds changes to Washington, D.C. Healthy Schools Act

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 :: 1456 Views

The Water Quality Association applauds the Council of the District of Columbia for recently amending the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 focusing on lead in schools and other public places. The new law requires public schools and public charter schools to locate all drinking water sources, install and maintain certified filters for reducing lead at all drinking water sources and to test all drinking water sources for lead annually.

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017 :: 1329 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.

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