Capital Campaign for New Facility
The Water Quality Association has announced a $400,000 (USD) capital campaign to assist with its relocation to an expanded, more modern international headquarters and laboratory facility. Participating in Building Our Vision through the end of 2020 allows the water treatment industry to support its trade association with expanded and improved facilities and resources aligned with the growing needs, tremendous opportunities and expansion of the industry.
After two years of research and planning, during which WQA consistently achieved a solid level of financial strength and performance, the WQA Board of Directors in 2019 officially approved the relocation plan. Early in 2020 the association sold its 1982 headquarters building to a nearby non-profit group with an agreement that WQA could maintain business in the space until it completes the move. The new facility is located about a mile away in the same Chicago suburb of Lisle, IL.
Already, more than $260,000 of the $400,000 Building Our Vision goal has been raised. Most of the current contributions are by companies that had planned to exhibit at or sponsor the 2020 WQA Convention and Exposition, which was canceled because of health and safety issues surrounding the pandemic. Now the capital campaign is open to any company or individual who would like to support WQA’s growth during a critical time in the water treatment industry.
Contributors at varying levels receive added and lasting direct recognition in the new building and at upcoming WQA events. For more details, or to contribute, please visit wqa.org/buildingourvision.
RO Sizing Workshop Online
WQA’s popular Commercial Industrial RO Sizing workshop, usually only offered during the annual WQA Convention & Exposition, will be available online this fall. Instructor Peter Cartwright, MWS, PE, will help participants practice calculating multiple variables associated with RO sizing in both large and small breakout sessions using the Zoom platform.
The workshop will consist of six weekly sessions, 90 minutes each, focusing on worked examples and hands-on practice. Each session will address an aspect of RO system design to meet final system specs that include percentage recovery, permeate quality, feed flowrate, blending, number of RO elements needed and required pump pressure.
WQA-certified personnel can earn up to 0.15 Continuing Professional Development credits per session when attending live webcasts on November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 10 and 17. All sessions start at 11 a.m. EST/10 a.m. CST.
The six-session workshop cost is $369 for WQA’s Core or Premier Members, $449 for E members and $820 for non-members. Information about joining WQA can be found at wqa.org/membership. For more information about the workshop or to register, visit wqa.org/ROSizingWorkshop.