Testing Services

Mar 7 2007
The Water Quality Association (WQA) Laboratory in Lisle, Ill., is well known for its testing capabilities for NSF/ANSI standards, including...
Mar 7 2007
The international landscape of regulatory requirements for POE and POU systems can be very confusing to navigate. It is also one that evolves...
Jan 31 2007
Manufacturers that currently participate in product certification programs understand the amount of documentation required to complete the process,...
Dec 4 2006
When installing water treatment devices, a little testing can go a long way. I can’t emphasize this enough because knowing the quality of the water...
Nov 2 2006
It’s an all-too-common scene for manufacturers seeking to sell their products—a customer inquires about product testing to demonstrate a product’s...
Nov 2 2006
While water covers about 70% of the earth’s surface and is seemingly abundant, about 97.5% of that water is saltwater from the ocean. This water is...
Oct 5 2006
The words “subcontracting” or “subcontractor” may cause many clients to cringe, but I’m here to set the record straight. If you are squeamish at the...
Oct 5 2006
When natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes strike, safe drinking water can be compromised, limited or unavailable. During...
Oct 5 2006
In August 2006, the editorial staff of Water Quality Products traveled to beautiful Ann Arbor, Mich., to visit NSF International’s state-of-the-art...
Aug 28 2006
Over the past 30 years, consumers have flocked to refreshing, mostly taste-free bottled water. This rapid expansion is fueled by the desire for...
Aug 28 2006
Bottled water testing requirements and drinking water contaminants continue to present new layers of complexity for bottled water producers....
Aug 1 2006
NSF currently has more than 2,000 components listed (or certified—these terms are interchangeable) to the drinking water treatment unit (DWTU)...
Aug 1 2006
Are you afraid of product certification? Have you had a previous experience that was less than desirable? Look no further—your problems are solved...
Jun 29 2006
Recently, quality control has emerged as a trend in the manufacturing industry. Within the past 10 years, an increasing number of companies have...
May 31 2006
Yes, you did it! You have achieved Water Quality Association (WQA) Gold Seal certification for your products and are ready to sell, sell, sell! Well...
May 31 2006
Manufacturers of residential water treatment systems make claims of performance for their products. In the U.S., these claims typically revolve...
May 31 2006
The concept of environmental technology verification (ETV) is growing in popularity around the globe as a way for governments to provide the global...
May 3 2006
Looking at the exterior of the brown two-story building known as the Water Quality Association (WQA) headquarters, you would expect to see the...
Apr 7 2006
Product certification is certainly a detail-oriented process, but the Water Quality Association (WQA) product certification coordinators make it as...
Apr 7 2006
There are many ways drinking water changes on its path to consumers’ taps. Corrosion of metal piping materials is one of the most significant causes...