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WQA podcast marks 100th episode
Members, experts, staff featured in weekly audio program 

LISLE, Ill. (Dec. 19, 2018) – The Water Quality Association’s weekly podcast, WQA Radio, marked its 100th episode today. The audio program, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher, has been offering WQA members and consumers important interviews, regulatory updates and insights into water treatment trends and issues for the past two years.

“It’s hard to believe we’ve produced that many programs,” said host Wes Bleed. “When you start something new like a podcast you never know for sure if it’s something members will embrace.”

 Past episodes have included interviews with subject matter experts at WQA, from news about tariffs or PFAS to the latest information about counterfeit products. In addition, the programs often feature some of WQA’s members who serve on boards, committees or task forces and who offer a unique perspective on many of the issues facing the industry.

 “The podcasts give us the chance to highlight our dynamic members who are tackling important issues across the country,” Bleed said. “While the shows are geared toward members, many of our programs, like treating water for coffee or learning about how severe flooding can affect drinking water, can benefit consumers as well.”

 Past episodes can be found at


WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. WQA’s education and professional certification programs have been providing industry-standardized training and credentialing since 1977.  The WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water since 1959. 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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