Category Archives: Opinions

Cyanotoxins and Microcystin

The Water Quality Association has released an official statement on cyanotoxins such as microcystin, which was recently detected in the public water supply serving Toledo, Ohio.

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Group comments regarding draft of NSF 375

The Water Quality Association (WQA) and American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), as well as the

undersigned companies, strongly object to NSF 375, and the process through which it was developed, for three

main reasons:

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Please Join WQA in Commenting on WHO’s Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality

The World Health Organization has released a draft report, for public review, on regulations and standards for drinking water quality. Comments on the draft will be accepted throughFriday, July 25, 2014. The Regulatory Scan is a report which documents the values specified in national standards for drinking water parameters. It describes how the values compare to […]

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Rethinking Reverse Osmosis

At WQA Aquatech 2014 in Orlando, two good friends of mine received well-deserved awards for their long-time selfless service to the water treatment industry. Chubb Michaud and Robert Slovak have given much to our ever-improving industry and while listening to Robert’s acceptance speech, I began to think about how far residential reverse osmosis drinking water […]

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Please Join WQA in Commenting on NSF’s Sustainability Standard

WQA urges its members to also comment in opposition to the adoption to the current draft of NSF 375. Additionally, we hope you will support the standards projects that have already been developed by WQA and ASPE (with significant industry involvement) and which are specifically designed for drinking water treatment systems and process media.

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Santa Fe Community College debuts new Rainwater Harvesting Course

ARCSA’s mission is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Santa Fe Community College is the first of what ARCSA hopes are many nationwide educational providers that will work with ARCSA toward common goals.

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The WQRF is Working Hard for you

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) is very excited to announce the launch of a campaign to fund its vision of expanding research! We are embarking on this unprecedented endeavor to support the water quality community and to better serve the members of our organization, the members of WQA and the industry at large.

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Memorial Day 2014

As a newly minted US Citizen, days like this are very special to me, where we honor those who fell protecting, defending and furthering the ambitions of this great country.

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Portland’s Boil Order 2014

Portland’s boil order has thankfully been lifted. Remember to do the following as soon as possible before drinking your water: 1. Flush all cold water fixtures in the home for at least 10 minutes. 2. Raise your water heater temperature to the maximum and let it stay at the hottest temperature for at least 1 […]

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Toilet to Tap – Get over yourself

Nature’s process is the gold standard, but human invention are now better than ever before. Membrane separation technologies, ultraviolet sterilizers, and “final barrier” solutions give us the peace of mind that we need, while continuing to improve on initial investment amount and overall carbon footprint.

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