FWQA to Host Annual Trade Show June 11 to 13

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Florida Water Quality Assn.
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The FWQA will host its annual convention and trade show June 11 to 13

The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) announced its 2015 convention and trade show, scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2015, at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s event will kicked off with the Rusty Schoenthaler Annual Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course on Thursday, June 11. That evening, attendees will enjoy hospitality suites, which are not only an occasion for fellowship with other water conditioning professionals, but also a networking opportunity.

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January 27, 2015

Dr. Tina Yerkes Appointed General Manager at NSF Intl.

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NSF Intl.
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Dr. Tina Yerkes is the new general manager of drinking water filtration products for NSF Intl.

NSF Intl. appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., as general manager of filtration products for its Global Water Div. Yerkes will help NSF grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.

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January 26, 2015

Sustainable Standards

NSF Intl.’s National Center for Sustainability Standards worked with stakeholders from municipalities, industry, government and academia to develop two new sustainability assessment standards for water contact products and water treatment chemicals. NSF 375: Sustainability Assessment for Water Contact Products provides a science-based framework for collecting data and communicating information on the sustainable attributes of water contact products in the recreational water, wastewater and drinking water areas.

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New standards offer certification for chemicals and water contact products
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January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Amway's eSpring Product First to Receive Certification for All NSF/ANSI 401 Contaminants

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Amway
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Fifteen contaminants covered by standard include drugs, herbicides, pesticides and chemicals

Amway’s eSpring water treatment system was the first recipient of NSF Intl.’s NSF/ANSI 401 certificate, a drinking water treatment standard that evaluates if water is

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December 17, 2014

Keeping Up With the Contaminants

Emerging contaminants and incidental compounds discovered in drinking water supplies have sparked consumer concern throughout the U.S. WQP Associate Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with NSF Intl. drinking water expert Richard Andrew to find out what consumers are saying and how the new NSF/ANSI Standard 401 will help address these concerns.

Williette Nyanue: What are emerging contaminants and incidental compounds?

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NSF addresses emerging contaminants and incidental compounds

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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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In It to Win It

As my children enter their toddler years, I can see how competition will begin to play a role in our lives. My kids compete over everything — mostly toys — and they frequently end up getting angry at one another. Nevertheless, they continue, time and again, to compete against each other in whatever they are doing. 

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Product certification can give products an edge in the marketplace

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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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Choosing Wisely

No longer is choosing a water treatment product as simple as trusting a commercial on TV. It is prudent for you to do your homework and educate yourself to gain knowledge on which types of products are right for your clients. 

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Factors to consider when evaluating drinking water treatment systems

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October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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Third-Party Certification Takes Effect in Wisconsin

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Water Quality Assn.
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Water treatment devices certified for material safety, contaminant reduction no longer need state approval to be sold

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced that third-party certification is finally coming to the state of Wisconsin. Effective Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, water treatment devices certified for material safety and contaminant reduction by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited body no longer need state approval to be sold in Wisconsin.

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October 2, 2014
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Third-Party Certification Takes Effect in Wisconsin

Drinking Water Products Sustainability Standard Achieves ANSI Accreditation

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Water Quality Assn.
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S-803 is the first drinking water treatment products sustainability standard to receive the accreditation

In order to help consumers identify environmentally friendly drinking water filters, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems has been officially accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.

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September 9, 2014
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