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WQA moving to expanded headquarters, laboratory

New space allows the association increased capacity and flexibility

LISLE, Ill. (August 7, 2020) – The Water Quality Association is relocating its international headquarters and laboratory to an expanded, more modern facility that will allow increased capacity and flexibility for product testing and more efficient membership services.

“Constructing our current headquarters in 1982 was a pivotal moment in WQA’s history, and likewise our upcoming move demonstrates our commitment to a growing, dynamic future in the water treatment industry,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “We couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities.”

WQA is committed to a building only about a mile from its current headquarters in Lisle, IL, a suburb of Chicago about a 30-minute drive from O’Hare International Airport. Sale of the current building to a nearby non-profit organization was completed in March, with WQA allowed to maintain business in its current space until the move is completed.

The WQA Board of Directors officially approved the relocation plan in April 2019, after more than two years of research and planning.

 “Our relocation significantly expands our space, providing us increased capacity and flexibility to keep up with our record growth,” Undesser said. “It also allows space for future expansion, because we want to remain ready to meet the rising challenges of our industry.”

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).