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

Thursday, June 29, 2017 :: 1164 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 :: 1239 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 :: 981 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 :: 3199 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 :: 1696 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 :: 1474 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.

WQA Calls Attention to Door-to-Door Scams

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 :: 4460 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be employees of WQA going door-to-door passing themselves off as water inspectors, offering to test homeowner’s drinking water, or using scare tactics to sell water treatment devices. 

Water Quality Association supports Infrastructure Week

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 :: 1875 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is joining hundreds of other leading groups across the country, including local Chambers of Commerce, water utilities, legislators and policy organizations in support of Infrastructure Week. The effort is designed to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue that affects all Americans. 

Nearly two thirds of households don’t read local water quality report, survey shows

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 :: 1753 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said that 62 percent of households across the United States either didn’t receive or don’t know if they received their community’s annual consumer confidence report (CCR) about the quality of their drinking water, according to a national study of consumer opinions and perceptions regarding water quality. That’s up from 56 percent in a 2015 survey.

Water Quality Association issues call for speakers for 2018 Convention in Denver

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 :: 1999 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today issued a call for speakers for its 2018 Convention & Exposition scheduled for March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals on technical topics such as emerging contaminants, regulatory matters and water-related legislative issues

Water Quality Association announces theme for 2018 Convention & Exposition

Monday, May 1, 2017 :: 3428 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today announced that the theme for its 2018 Convention & Exposition will be “Elevate.” The annual gathering for members of the water treatment industry is scheduled for March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. 

Water Quality Association highlights sustainability certification on Earth Day

Friday, April 21, 2017 :: 1837 Views :: Communications

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is marking Earth Day with a reminder of the first-of-its kind sustainability certification for water treatment products. WQA’s Sustainability Certification Mark is a symbol that represents achievement in the field of sustainability.

Water Quality Association announces top awards at annual Convention in Orlando

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 :: 2807 Views :: Membership, Communications

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today honored several of its members at the Opening General Session of its annual Convention & Exposition in Orlando. Among the highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards along with a new honor this year, the Next Gen award to pay tribute to up and coming water treatment professionals. 

Water Quality Association releases national opinion survey

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 :: 5420 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Awareness of water quality issues and contaminants that might affect water quality has risen over the past two years, while the number of Americans who identify lead as a possible contaminant rose significantly, according to an independent survey conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc. on behalf of the Water Quality Association (WQA).

WQA marks World Water Day with sustainability reminder

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 :: 2110 Views :: Sustainability Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness, International

The Water Quality Association has joined organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle the global water crisis as well as efforts to improve the betterment of water quality.

“We salute all efforts to improve access to water worldwide,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Along with that is the commitment to improve the quality of water that is available both in the United States and around the world.”

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