WQA marks 50-year anniversary as a trade association

Feb. 13, 2024
After its establishment in 1974, the Water Quality Association now has more than 2,500 member companies across the globe.

The Water Quality Association (WQA) announced its 50th anniversary as a trade association on Feb. 8, 2024. WQA has acted as a voice in the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry.

To celebrate the anniversary, a new timeline on the WQA website highlights key milestones of the industry’s advancement over the past five decades.

WQA was established in 1974 with the merger of the Water Conditioning Association International and the Water Conditioning Foundation, creating a single industry voice to address rapidly growing industry challenges and opportunities. Included in that merger was the Water Quality Research Council, established in 1952 and now known as the Water Quality Research Foundation.

Today, WQA has more than 2,500 member companies across the globe. These companies agree to follow the WQA Code of Ethics, which sets standards of conduct for their dealings with customers, among themselves, with members of related industries and the public at large.

Working with WQA, members stay on top of critical issues facing water quality around the world, inform themselves of rules and regulations affecting the industry and meet annually at the WQA Convention & Exposition. WQA also offers education and professional certifications programs and the independent WQA Gold Seal certification program, which ensures consumers they are buying products that perform as advertised.

WQA will be calling attention to its 50-year anniversary throughout the year, especially at WQA’s 2024 Convention & Exposition in Orlando, Florida, March 5-7.

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