I’m reposting this to help them get the message out:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona water treatment industry is now involved in the political process and political actions that will help determine the future of every water treatment business in the state. The Arizona Water Quality Association has been working with government agencies for years. More recently they have been dealing with key legislative leaders to gain their support in dealing with AWQA’s rising wastewater salinity.

This year AWQA worked with Rayne to back HB 2593, the bill that created a Joint Legislative Study Committee on Water Salinity Issues. Since its passage, AWQA has also been very involved in the formation of the committee, which will include Dave Loveday, WQA’s Director of Governmental Affairs, and AWQA President Doug Oberhamer, representing AWQA. The panel will soon begin meeting to propose recommendations for dealing with water softener salinity for introduction as a bill at next year’s Legislature.

The committee needs to continue their work by helping those legislators who are supportive of our industry. There are three legislators who deserve support as they campaign for reelection next year.

• Representative Karen Fann, Vice-Chairman of the House Environment Committee, Sponsor of HB 2593, and Chair of the Study Committee

• Representative Amanda Reeve, Chairman of the House Environment Committee

• Representative Andy Tobin, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Even a small contribution can make a difference to them and to the committee. But, by law, it must be by personal check. No company checks are allowed. Please send any donation checks to the AWQA office at 6819 E Diamond Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 so that they can be combined and properly submitted for the greatest impact.

Click here to visit the Arizona Water Quality Association Website


The Arizona Water Quality Association represents the point-of-use, point-of-entry water treatment industry in the state. It seeks to promote the benefits of quality water to consumers, advance the professionalism of its members, administer an industry Code of Ethics, and generally deal with issues of interest to the industry.

It also operates a consumer information center, providing a clearinghouse on residential and commercial water treatment issues.

As an industry trade association, the AWQA develops industry seminars to provide the latest information on current issues to technicians, managers, and others. It promotes national industry certification testing, offers continuing education credits toward recertification, provides timely information on industry concerns, and works closely with related groups to help assure that its members maintain the highest standards of technical and professional excellence.

Membership in the Arizona Water Quality Association is available in the following categories:

Contractor Membership

Available to companies selling and installing water treatment equipment or related products with a valid Arizona contractor’s license in the appropriate classifications.

Retailer Membership

Available to companies selling water treatment equipment or related products without a license.

Industrial Membership

Available to companies that manufacture or wholesale water treatment products or related products.

Affiliate Membership

Available to companies or individuals with an interest in the water treatment industry but not directly involved in the sale or installation of water treatment equipment or related products.




Arizona Water Quality Association
6819 E Diamond Street, Scottsdale Az 85257
480-947-9850 Fax: 480-947-1535