Tuesday, October 17, 2017 :: 497 Views :: Technical Guidance
The Water Quality Association is making a fact sheet on nitrate available following a report by the Environmental Working Group that drinking water supplies in rural areas across the United States are contaminated with nitrate, with the people in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin at the highest risk.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: 663 Views :: Technical Guidance
The Water Quality Association today released a guide for school administrators to help them with the process of keeping their drinking water safe for children. “What school administrators need to know about lead in drinking water” is available for download from the WQA website (http://go.wqa.org/leadinschools).
Sunday, September 10, 2017 :: 570 Views
The Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a Water Safety Guide to help people affected by natural disasters such as hurricane and the subsequent flooding that is likely to occur. The guide features tips for what homeowners can do to prepare for a major storm as well as what to do during and after the storm hits.
Monday, September 04, 2017 :: 339 Views :: Technical Guidance
WQA is providing residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with important information about their water treatment equipment. Many home water treatment equipment products (including reverse osmosis systems) do not provide total protection against all types of disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in contaminated drinking water.
Sunday, September 03, 2017 :: 283 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association has launched a new crisis response blog (response.wqa.org) on its website to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 :: 577 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination
Disasters, such as floods can gravely compromise public water systems. The conventional and highly appropriate response of municipalities, health departments, and other regulatory agencies in times of water emergencies is to notify all consumers to boil all water used for drinking or culinary purposes until bacteriological samples demonstrate that the water is safe, and/or until appropriate corrective actions have been completed.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 :: 3131 Views
The Water Quality Association today said that Hurricane Harvey poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.
“This is a powerful hurricane and our concern is for anyone who may be caught in the path of Harvey or who will be returning to their homes once the storm has passed,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Our main concern is for possible drinking water contamination.”
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 :: 444 Views
The Water Quality Association applauds the Council of the District of Columbia for recently amending the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 focusing on lead in schools and other public places. The new law requires public schools and public charter schools to locate all drinking water sources, install and maintain certified filters for reducing lead at all drinking water sources and to test all drinking water sources for lead annually.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 :: 325 Views
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door on Long Island, New York passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 :: 457 Views
Awareness of water treatment methods increased over the past two years among U.S. consumers, according to a national public opinion study, with 92 percent of respondents aware of in-pitcher or end-of-tap filters, up from 84 percent in 2015. The number of households that were aware of filters in refrigerators rose slightly, from 83 percent in 2015 to 84 percent this year.
Monday, August 07, 2017 :: 260 Views
The Water Quality Association today said that recent flooding in the New Orleans, Tulsa and Kansas City areas may pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storms, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 :: 633 Views :: 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, Texas area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.
A consumer notified WQA of a solicitation and recorded the encounter on video.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 :: 439 Views
The Water Quality Association supports the Environmental Working Group’s newly released Tap Water Database as a way for consumers to learn more about the kinds of contaminants that might be in their local drinking water.
The database contains the results of tests from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from nearly 50,000 utilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2015. Consumers can enter their zip code to learn more about the quality of their local drinking water.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 601 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Cicero, Illinois area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.