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WQA offers resources for safer drinking water during floods
Storm and flooding season is upon us, and hurricane season kicks off June 1

LISLE, Ill. (May 10, 2018) – In preparation for the heavy storm and flooding season, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a new video describing steps consumers can take to ensure a safer water supply during severe weather.

 Severe weather like hurricanes or tornados often bring floods, and floodwater is loaded with bacteria and other pollutants. It can pick up chemicals, sewage and other contaminants from roads, factories, farms and other places, which can lead to groundwater contamination.

In the video, WQA Tehnical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy offers five quick tips on ensuring quality drinking water during flooding or when power outages affect filtration systems.

 The video is one of several consumer information pieces available on WQA’s flood resources page.

 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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