Tuesday, August 13, 2019 :: 419 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association said today that it supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendation that residents of Newark, NJ, use bottled water until further testing can verify that the amount of lead in the water delivered to homes and businesses does not exceed the design and scope of water filtration products to effectively reduce lead to safe levels.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 :: 714 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Younger “trend-setter” consumers are more likely than other groups to use bottled water (84%), in-home water filtration (45%), a refrigerator water filter (49%) and a water softener (28%) than other consumer groups, according to 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. Nearly half (46%) of the adults responding to the study fit in this group, identified by researchers as being those who like to try new things, who buy the best of everything regardless of price, and who “always want to be the first at owning something new.”
Thursday, July 11, 2019 :: 292 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination
The Water Quality Association warns that Tropical Storm Barry -- expected to hit the Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday, July 13 -- 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.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 :: 761 Views :: Events
LISLE, Ill. –Keynotes from government leaders, water treatment industry updates, opportunities to share opinions in committee meetings or a town hall, and fun events to benefit the Water Quality Research Foundation are among the events planned for the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 9-11 in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is open now at the event’s new website, wqa.org/mylc.
Monday, July 1, 2019 :: 999 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association recommends homeowners review theirmunicipality’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available online or in the mail, to learn important information about their drinking water quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires community water systems serving more than 25 people or 15 households to issue a CCR every year by July 1.
Monday, July 1, 2019 :: 255 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
Two researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be studying ways of determining an area’s risk for future drinking water crises and how water quality technology can alleviate those risks in a study funded by the Water Quality Research Foundation Board. The “Predictive Modeling of U.S. Drinking Water Emergencies” study by Drs. Yin Wang and Junhong Chen will begin July 1, 2019, and is expected to run through 2020.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 :: 705 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Americans whose households rely on well water are far less concerned about the quality of their water supply than those using municipal water, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The study also shows more well water drinkers consider in-home water filtration a necessity rather than a luxury.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 :: 420 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
The Water Quality Research Foundation has approved two new research project concepts to begin request for proposal (RFP) development. Task Forces will be recruited in the coming months for each of the two new concepts, with their first task to develop an RFP and then vet the proposals received. The RFP development and proposal vetting takes approximately six to 12 months, depending on the project’s complexity. The WQRF Board of Directors then will give final approval for the research to move forward with researcher as recommended by the task force.
Friday, June 14, 2019 :: 323 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
A Water Quality Research Foundation-funded study showing the economic benefits of using point-of-use devices to reduce health risks in drinking water has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 :: 702 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Consumers concerned over a new report linking nitrate levels in the nation’s drinking water with cancer can have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final barrier solution, according to the Water Quality Association.
Friday, May 31, 2019 :: 1036 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association invites potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 1-3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The convention theme is “Vision.”
Thursday, May 23, 2019 :: 841 Views :: Membership
With an extensive background in drinking water standards and regulations, new Water Quality Association President Stephen J. Ver Strat is prepared to lead the industry association through a challenging year – a year that will see WQA begin the process of relocating its International Headquarters and Laboratory.
Monday, May 20, 2019 :: 4104 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Households with children are far more likely to consider buying a water filtration system than those without, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The findings echo the study’s overall theme that Americans’ concerns about environmental issues affecting their quality of life have grown since the most recent previous study in 2017.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 :: 1063 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
In an effort to avoid consumer confusion, the Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics is being revised such that marketing terms shall be used in accordance with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary. To allow WQA members adequate time to review and implement the change, it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 :: 2197 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Now that spring has arrived, with solicitors busy knocking on doors, the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA in door-to-door solicitations should be considered an imposter.