Category Archives: Opinions

WQA Position: IAPMO Z601

WQA POSITION: WQA supports a pass/fail criterion of 80% for IAPMO Z601, and cannot continue to support the standard if the criterion is lowered to 60% which equates to doubling the amount of scale build-up which would be seen by consumers. SUMMARY: WQA has been a key proponent of the IAPMO Z601 standard from the beginning, which dates […]

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ASHRAE 188

Effective June 26, 2015, the long awaited ASHRAE 188 is an official ANSI standard. This document establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.

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California’s rural poor hit hardest as groundwater vanishes in long drought

Water shortages, and declining influent water quality is the new “normal”, not only in California, but around the nation.

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Administrative changes at PWQA

Join the PWQA Board in welcoming Linda Clark as the new PWQA Administrator. Special thanks to outgoing administrator Kristi Pihl for her dedicated service.

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Performance Water Products Invests in Your Future

We are proud to do our part to support the Foundation and everyone who works hard everyday to serve our industry.

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California comes clean about well drillers reports

California is the last Western state to make its well logs public. Some states, including Texas, even post them online. The secrecy dates back to the late 1940s, when the state’s well drillers fought to protect prime drilling spots from competitors.

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What did you learn today?

The most exciting thing (to me) that the WQA has accomplished so far is to develop the Modular Education Program (MEP).

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EPA expands influence on surface waters

In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

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Memorial Day 2015

Thank you to our warfighters who have paid the ultimate price. Thank you to the families who have lost their own so others might not lose theirs.

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EPA announces microcystin and cylindrospermopsin limits

Algal blooms produce harmful toxins. Because utilities often use these water bodies as sources of drinking water, EPA has determined algal toxin levels in tap water that can protect human health. EPA is also recommending how utilities can monitor and treat drinking water for algal toxins and notify the public if drinking water exceeds protective levels.

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