This week, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced that the Colorado Plumbing Board approved rules to implement Senate Bill 202, which requires water treatment installers and principals to earn certification through WQA.

Under the new law, which was signed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper this summer, water treatment installers will be required to have certified installer (CI) certification, while water treatment principals will be required to have both CI and certified water specialist (CWS) certifications. The law will go into effect April 1, 2016.

The passage of this law is a major step in ensuring that professionals across the country who specify and install water treatment equipment have the proper education and training. While the certifications will help those within the industry to be the best water professionals they can be, it also will help the industry as a whole to be the best it can be. Customers can trust in the information, recommendations and equipment they receive from properly trained and certified water professionals—improving and upholding the reputation of the individual and the industry.

Why is WQA certification important to you? Tell us in the comments below, or send us an email at [email protected].