Category Archives: General

Disinfecting Aquatherm Piping

The use of chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant in the drinking water supply has been increasing in some areas over the last few years. This increase in use is due to the fact that chlorine dioxide is low-priced to produce and easy to dose, compared to straight chlorine. In addition, the chemical reactivity of chlorine dioxide, and thus the disinfecting effect, is about three times higher than in the case of chlorine.

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Workshop to Discuss the Framework for a Salt and Nitrate Management Plan for the Central Valley

The Central Valley Water Board (Board) will hold a public workshop regarding the framework for a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP), which is being developed through the stakeholder-led Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS) initiative.

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Governor Brown Issues Order to Continue Water Savings as Drought Persists

  SACRAMENTO – Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California communities and bans on clearly wasteful practices […]

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New England Families Can Find Protection from Arsenic in Drinking Water

A recent National Cancer Institute study looked at the connection between elevated levels of bladder cancer detected in New England and concentrations of arsenic – a waterborne contaminant known to increase the risk of bladder cancer – found in private wells around that region.

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AQ Matic Valve and Controls Company, Inc.

Pentair is pleased to announce that AQ Matic Valve and Controls Company, Inc. (“AQ Matic”) has signed an agreement to purchase the AquaMatic Valves and Controls product line from Pentair Water Purification. The transaction is anticipated to close on June 1, 2016.

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WQA releases accelerated pathway to professional certification

WQA Professional Certification & Training has responded to feedback from the industry by unveiling new accelerated paths to professional certification. The accelerated curricula will allow qualified professionals to save up to 30 hours in training previously required as part of WQA’s Modular Education Program (MEP).

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WQA delivers new resources to homeowners

WQA’s Gold Seal Product Certification program provides product certification, which utilizes a scientific method for consumers to ensure the effectiveness of the devices they purchase. WQA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to test and certify products following national standards.

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California Prop. 65 – BPA Toxicity

Proposition 65 NOTICE OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO AMEND SECTION 25603.3 TITLE 27, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS WARNINGS FOR EXPOSURES TO BISPHENOL A FROM CANNED AND BOTTLED FOODS AND BEVERAGES [04/01/2016] NOTE: THIS NOTICE SUPERSEDES THE NOTICE POSTED ON MARCH 17, 2016 For information concerning the Emergency Rulemaking Process and how to comment on this proposal, […]

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WQA eNews – April 2016

WQA eNews March 31, 2016 Explore WQA.org eNews Archive New Releases Join WQA About WQA Programs & Services WQA Career Center Contact Us     2016 WQA Convention & Exposition: Hitting the High Notes in Music City South Texas Business Leader Named President of WQA Changes Announced to WQA Board WQA Launches Career Center for the […]

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2016 Water Treatment Industry Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards Given for Contributions to the Water Treatment Industry The Water Quality Association (WQA) honored ten individuals with leadership awards earlier this month. The awards were presented on March 15, during the Opening General Session of the 2016 WQA Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. The Hall of Fame Award, given for lifetime dedication and service […]

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