Feb 06, 2018

WQA Prepares for Annual D.C. Fly-In

The fly-in will take place March 6 to 7 in Washington, D.C.

The annual WQA D.C. fly-in is coming up

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is gearing up for its annual D.C. Fly-In, an opportunity for members to join WQA staff in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 6 to 7, 2018. For the second consecutive year, WQA will partner with the Irrigation Assn. and the National Groundwater Assn. for a Water Resources Congressional Summit, an opportunity to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.

“This is a unique time for our members to learn about important issues, but also to have their voices heard in Washington,” said WQA Government Affairs Director David Loveday. “We want members of Congress and their staffs to know that we’re an available resource for them when it comes to water quality and treatment.”

WQA members come from across the country for the Summit on March 6, followed the next day with scheduled visits to Congressional offices.

“They are looking for the expertise we can provide, so that if another issue like Flint (Michigan) comes up or contaminants like PFOA or arsenic become a problem in their district, they can call us and find out how to deal with it,” Loveday said.

The Irrigation Assn. (IA) is a membership organization that includes irrigation companies and professionals in agriculture, landscape and golf. The National Groundwater Assn. (NGWA) represents U.S. and international groundwater professionals, including water well contractors, scientists, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers.

A preview video about the DC Fly-In can be viewed here.