Pacific Water Quality Association



WQA Radio #79 -- Ron Ruef of the Pacific Water Quality Association

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Our guest is Pacific Water Quality Association Executive Director Ron Ruef. Ron spoke to us during the WQA Convention & Exposition in Denver. He talks about legislative issues affecting PWQA and what’s in store at the PWQA Convention in October.

"We're going to have at least 55 exhibitors there," said Ruef. "WQA will be there with their MEP (Modular Education Program) Program and exams."

All California schools built before 2010 must be tested for lead in water

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The water supply to all schools in California built before 2010 must be tested to ensure it does not have high levels of lead, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson declared in a message to all school districts.

University of Arizona professor Kelly Reynolds

Thursday, September 28, 2017
University of Arizona professor Kelly Reynolds talks about her study into the impact of a water softener ban in the Santa Clarita area in California.

PWQA President John Miller on WQA Radio

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
President John Miller talks with WQA Radio about his role with PWQA and his job as National Sales Manager for Vertex Water Products

State letter to farmers demands water to fix nitrate problem

Friday, October 21, 2016
A state water agency has told some farmers in Tulare County that their operations caused nitrates to get into drinking water, and that the contamination must be replaced with a clean source.

WQA Fall Seminars

Monday, August 15, 2016
Water Quality Association presents a series of new MEP seminars at meetings around the country this fall. Tanya Lubner, Director of Certification & Training at WQA provides details about the seminars and how you can benefit.

California drought rules likely to be relaxed

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
With the wettest winter in five years having taken the hard edges off the historic drought and a key Sierra snowpack reading Wednesday expected to show big gains, Californians can look forward to substantial relief from mandatory statewide water restrictions.

Government Relations Update

October 2015

Recent Bill Highlights

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
These are pending bills which have not yet passed/failed. The status of the bill is below the summary. There are also links to look over the proposed legislation. This is a working document we expect to change as new bills are introduced or as old bills pass/fail. Please contact WQA if there is a bill missing from this list and we will make sure it is added.

Drinking Water Transition Advisory Group Report by Pete Conaty - PWQA / WQA Legislative Advocate

Friday, November 21, 2014
I attended my first meeting of the SWRCB Drinking Water Transition Advisory Group on
Wednesday, November 19.

Pacific Water Quality Association contributes to Community Water Center's campaign to bring safe drinking water solutions to California's vulnerable communities

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Pacific Water Quality Association announced today that is is donating $2,500 to the Community Water Center to assist them in addressing the unsafe drinking water crises in California's disadvantaged communities.

Final State Water Action Plan Released: Outlines California's Near- and Long-Term Water Priorities

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Plan Includes 2014-15 Budget Proposals, Implementation Efforts, Updates from Public and Stakeholder Comments

Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency

Friday, January 17, 2014
Calls for Conservation Statewide, Directs State to Manage Water for Drought

2013 Scholarship Winners Announced

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
PWQA Announces the 2013 Scholarship Winners

WQA Honors Several PWQA Members

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Five friends of PWQA were honored by WQA at their recent annual convention in Indianapolis.

PWQA Scholarship Program

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Two $1,000 Scholarships are being offered: “PWQA Member Company Scholarship” will be awarded to an individual who is employed by a PWQA Member Company or is related to an individual that is employed by a PWQA Member Company.


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