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Water Quality Association prepares for annual DC Fly-In
Teams with Irrigation Association and National Groundwater Association 


LISLE, Ill. – The Water Quality Association is gearing up for its annual DC Fly-In, an opportunity for members to join WQA staff in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. For the second consecutive year, WQA will partner with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit, an opportunity to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.

“This is a unique time for our members to learn about important issues, but also to have their voices heard in Washington,” said WQA Government Affairs Director David Loveday. “We want members of Congress and their staffs to know that we’re an available resource for them when it comes to water quality and treatment.”

WQA members come from across the country for the Summit on March 6th, followed the next day with scheduled visits to Congressional offices. “They are looking for the expertise we can provide, so that if another issue like Flint (Michigan) comes up or contaminants like PFOA or arsenic become a problem in their district, they can call us and find out how to deal with it,” Loveday said.

The Irrigation Association (IA) is a membership organization that includes irrigation companies and professionals in agriculture, landscape and golf. The National Groundwater Association (NGWA) represents U.S and international groundwater professionals, including water well contractors, scientists and engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers.

A preview video about the DC Fly-In can be viewed here. Media may feel free to use any of the audio and video for their coverage.

WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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