Water Quality Products invited Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the WQA, to give an overview of the issues discussed at the association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference held Sept. 6 to 8, 2006, in Park City, Utah.
What all companies need to know about product certification
The benefits of a subcontractor program for testing laboratories
Evaluation programs help officials select appropriate systems
Editorial staff tours NSF’s facilities, laboratories
The bottled water industry has become very profitable in the past 10 years. And the global growth of bottled water consumption is expected to continue at a steady pace as millions of people get part or all of their daily water values from bottled water. In fact, consumers have become very oriented toward bottled water.
Over the past 30 years, consumers have flocked to refreshing, mostly taste-free bottled water. This rapid expansion is fueled by the desire for convenient, low- or no-calorie hydration options. Bottled water has grown to the point where it now even eclipses milk, coffee and beer consumption per capita.
WQA expands internationally, develops individual task groups throughout the world
Component certifications can help establish confidence in product safety and quality
The Water Quality Association offers helpful, well-prepared staff to meet certification needs