Latest Water Quality Association Stories

2009-12-08 10:33:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times report today revealing that twenty percent of Americans face water in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to explore installing final contaminant barriers in their homes. The newspaper reported since 2004, "the water provided to more than 49 million people has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like...

2009-09-25 15:09:00

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive Associated Press study revealing that the drinking water in thousands of schools contains lead and other toxins, the Water Quality Association today urges administrators to look into treatment systems to protect their students. The AP today reported it found "that contaminants have surfaced at public and private schools in all 50 states -- in small towns and inner cities alike." Roughly one of every five schools with its...

2009-09-14 12:51:00

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times study revealing that ten percent of Americans face dangerous drinking water, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to consider installing final contaminant barriers in their homes. On Sunday, the newspaper reported results of its research in the second part of a major series on "toxic waters." Among its findings: Ten percent of Americans "have been exposed to drinking water that contains...

2009-05-06 11:16:00

WQA offers online resources for diagnosis and treatment LISLE, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Set aside five minutes this week to diagnose your water. That is the advice of the Water Quality Association as National Drinking Water Week begins. For more than 20 years, the federal government has called on Americans to start the spring by learning how they can make sure they get the safest and cleanest possible water coming into their house. This year, National Drinking Water Week takes place...

2009-03-27 10:40:00

Briefing informs members of new ground water study WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Congress received information today from the Water Quality Association about methods to help ensure safe well water, as a new study revealed the extent of contamination in the nation's ground water. WQA attended a congressional briefing sponsored by the US Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water Quality Assessment Program and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). During the briefing, the...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

LISLE, Ill., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The California state legislature will almost certainly pass a sweeping water softener ban law very soon, observers say. The bill, AB 2270, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee by party line vote yesterday. It is expected to pass the whole Senate as early as next week and move to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. The State Water Resources Control Board told the legislature that bans will not cost state government significant amounts of...

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