Thursday, April 19, 2018

Announcing the 45th Annual TWQA Convention & Exposition


Are you ready for the Next Generation? Come join the 45th Annual TWQA Convention and Exposition, July 17-20, 2018, and get ready to learn about the issues and developments affecting water quality industry providers and consumers.

Hosted at the DFW Hilton Lakes Conference Center in Grapevine, TX, TWQA's annual convention is an excellent opportunity to meet with industry leaders, see the latest technologies and get the training needed to remain current with your Water Treatment Specialist license. As always, business and technical training is combined with events and entertainment for the entire family

For more information, see the convention page on the TWQA website. Simply register online or fill out and return any of the registration packets to the TWQA offices by fax (361.573-6708) or email (twqadirector@twqa.org).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

WQA Trainees Eligible for Credit Towards WTS License Renewals

The 2018 WQA Convention is being held March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. We have received confirmation from TCEQ that 10.5 hours of technical session credits toward your WTS I, II or III license are available from select sessions during this show.  A list of these sessions can be found in the 2018 WQA Attendee Packet on the TWQA website (click here).

To receive credit for sessions you attend while at the convention, you will need to print the forms prior to attending, complete and return the 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition - Technical Sessions form (part of the Attendee Packet). Be sure to have each entry signed by the official WQA course monitor.

If you need a copy of the form once in Denver please see me in the State/Regional Association booth.  Any questions about this email can be forwarded to the TWQA offices by email, twqadirector@twqa.org, or phone at 361.573-6707.

TWQA Extends Deadline for 2018 Jo Grace Scholarship


The 2018 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship deadline has been extended to March 31!

The scholarship is available to a child or legal dependent of any current TWQA member, including Supplier members, or their employees. The applicant must be a full-time student of an accredited college, university or trade school.

Applications for this year's scholarship will be accepted through March 31, 2018 and are available from the San Angelo Area Foundation website (Click Here).

If you have any questions about the scholarship, or the application process, please don't hesitate to contact the TWQA office by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361.573-6707).

Friday, January 19, 2018

TWQA Publishes Technical Resource Library

TWQA is pleased to announce a new member benefit: the Technical Resource Library. The library was created to provide TWQA members with technical insight into issues facing the Texas water quality industry.

The first papers added to the library address air gaps. Air gaps are becoming a frequent issue in Texas municipalities. The library contains six different papers that provide insight into air gap guidelines, standards, specifications and configurations.

Members can access the papers directly, via the TWQA Website, or they can contact the TWQA Technical Resources Committee at techissues@twqa.org.

Questions about this announcement can be forwarded to the TWQA Executive Director by phone, at 361.573-6707, or email at twqadirector@twqa.orgtwqadirector@twqa.org.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2018 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship Applications

TWQA is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any child or legal dependent of a TWQA member, including supplier members, or their employees. The applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited college, university or trade school.

Applications for this year's scholarship will be accepted from January 15, 2018 through March 1, 2018 and are available from the San Angelo Area Foundation website (click here).

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the TWQA office by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361.573-6707).

Good Luck to All Who Apply!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TWQA Publishes New Technical Aids

As part of our ongoing effort to provide tools and assistance to Texas water quality providers and consumers, TWQA has incorporated two new features in our internet presence.

A permanent 'Disaster Recovery' link has been added to the front page of the TWQA website (https://twqa.org). This link provides all visitors with critical information regarding the steps to take when recovering from hurricanes and other flooding-related natural disasters.

In addition, TWQA has set up a technical assistance email, techissues@twqa.org, that can be used by member- and non-member providers, and the general public, when they are facing water quality-related issues and need additional assistance.

When asked about the purpose of the new email, Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, replied:

"We want TWQA to be the go-to site for individuals needing assistance regarding water-related issues. The new technical assistance email provides an additional avenue for getting that assistance."

For questions about this article, contact TWQA by email or phone (361.573-6707).


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Post-Harvey, Extent of Water Contamination Still Unknown



News agencies continue to issues warnings about possible water contamination along the Texas-Louisiana coast. According the the Texas Tribune on September 8 2017,
"Government agencies and scientists are still trying to get a handle on what exactly is percolating in lingering floodwaters — and who might be most impacted." ...
"At least 168 water systems across the state impacted by Harvey still have boil-water notices, including the system in Beaumont, and 50 are shut down, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality." ...
"Public health officials are also imploring unregulated private well owners to assume their water source is compromised, decontaminate it and then take a water sample to ensure quality."
TWQA is committed to assisting Texas water quality industry as we address ongoing water safety concerns. If you are a water quality professional in Texas, Louisiana or any affected area, visit our web site, https://twqa.org to find links to resources that can help you meet your customers' needs.