Third Session Added to Next Instructor-Led Course
WQA is now offering a third session that will take place in the afternoon/early evening as part of the “Assessing Water Quality Problems” instructor-led online course beginning in August. This course serves as the first step towards gaining WQA’s Certified Water Specialist or Certified Water Treatment Representative titles. This is a 14-week course that will take place in Zoom sessions that have been designed to be accessible and interactive. Classes are an hour long with an additional 30 minutes to one hour of homework each week. Featured instructors include Peter Cartwright, MWS, PE; Paul Friot, MWS, CI, CWR; and Kelly Thompson, MSW, CI. For more information, visit https://wqa.org/AssessingWaterQuality.
Help Support the Healthy H2O Act
WQA is asking for help in the passing of the Healthy H2O Act. WQA’s Clean Water for All Initiative, now the Healthy H2O Act, has been introduced to both chambers of Congress. The Act was introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Representative David Rouzer (R-NC). This bill with authorize a new grant program at the USDA that would result in the coverage of water quality testing costs, as well as the installation and maintenance of POU/POE water filtration products. WQA is asking for your help in promoting this bipartisan initiative by sending letters to Representatives and Senators in your state. To send a letter, visit https://actionnetwork.org/letters/clean-water-for-all. If you need assistance, reach out to WQA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WQA Named Official Water Quality Source for Consumer Platform
WQA and vipHomeLink announced a collaboration where WQA will be serving as the official water quality information and knowledge provider for vipHomeLink’s leading digital home management platform. The consumer-focused digital content provided by vipHomeLink is designed to help simplify homeownership while also encouraging homeowners to make their homes safer, more valuable, and more energy efficient. WQA will provide vipHomeLink with expert information that relates to water quality improvement, contaminant reduction, certified treatment products, locating local water treatment professionals, and water-related hazards that affect homeowners. All content curated and designed by vipHomeLink will be based around information provided by WQA’s subject matter experts. For more information on this collaboration, visit, https://www.wqa.org/resources/news-releases/id/342/viphomelink-establishes-content-alliance-with-wqa.