Saturday, July 18, 2020

TWQA Cancels 47th Annual Convention & Exposition

On Monday, July 13, 2020, the Texas Water Quality Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the 47th Annual Convention which had been rescheduled for October, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas.  

According to Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, 

"The ability to hold a safe in person event has been greatly affected by the current surge in COVID-19 cases as well as the uncertainty of what the future holds. The safety of our exhibitors and members is the most important factor so the decision was made. Watch for details regarding a virtual meeting to fulfill annual Association requirements.      

The convention has been moved to July 12th - 16, 2021, at the San Antonio Marriott RiverCenter.  Please mark your calendars to attend in 2021!

Thank you so very much for your patience and understanding during this very trying time.  TWQA is here for you and looks forward to meeting face to face soon.  Be safe, stay strong and please feel free to call me if you have questions."

Questions may be forwarded to the TWQA offices by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361.573-6707).

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Online Training Now Available

TWQA is now offering online training for water quality professionals preparing for, and maintaining, Water Quality Specialist certification in the State of Texas. According to Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, the Association's goal is to offer both Basic Water Conditioning and Advanced Water Conditioning,  hosted by state-certified instructors, on a monthly basis.

Online training sessions have a limited class size, so check the training schedule and sign up early to reserve your spot.

Questions about this email can be sent to the TWQA executive offices by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361.573-6707).

Friday, April 3, 2020

TWQA Offers Online Training During Coronavirus Pandemic

TWQA has received approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to offer ONLINE TRAINING COURSES during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.  

The approved courses  are:
Course Code 691 - Basic Water Conditioning 
Course Code 692 - Advanced Water Conditioning  

Once the dates for the April 2020 training courses are confirmed they will be emailed and posted on the TWQA website.  Online registration will be available on the  TWQA website .  We anticipate offering multiple monthly training sessions as needed and as instructors are available.  

Training rates will remain :  
TWQA members $125.00 per person per course and              
Non-members $250.00 per person per course.  
These rates include manuals.  

Please note that the approval letter from TCEQ states ..."This provisional approval will extend through the current 2020 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.  Once operations have returned to normal, this approval may be recalled pending a reevaluation. " 

If you have questions or need assistance please  do not hesitate to call.  Stay safe!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

TWQA Cancels April Training

After careful consideration, and in accordance with current national and state CDC guidelines, TWQA has cancelled the Water Treatment Specialist training scheduled for April 6 and 7 in Lubbock Texas. If conditions and guidelines change, the Lubbock training may be rescheduled for later in April or May, or - once approved by TCEQ - TWQA will hold the training online. TWQA will notify all members and recent trainees once a final decision is made.

If you have already been charged for the April 2020 training, please contact TWQA office at 361.935-0232 to receive either a refund or for credit toward future training.

Please note that TWQA cannot cancel hotel reservations. If you have already booked a room, you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservations.

Any questions about this announcement can be forwarded to Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or the phone number above.

Feel free to forward this information. Thank you and stay well.

Monday, January 6, 2020

TCEQ Cancels January WTS Exams

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality informed TWQA staff that, due to a lack of registrations, no WTS exams will be offered during the January training session in Kyle Texas.

Questions regarding this post can be forwarded to the TWQA executive offices by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361.573-6707).

Thursday, December 5, 2019

January 2020 WTS Exam Deadlines Approaching Fast!

Are you planning on taking a Water Treatment Specialist exam during the January 2020 TWQA training sessions? The TCEQ Exam Application Deadline is approaching fast!

All students wishing to take a WTS Class I, II or III exam must have submitted their applications by December 15, 2019. Exams will only be offered if 15 or more complete applications have been received by that date.

Training will be held at the Hampton Inn Kyle, 1515 Bunton Creek Rd, Kyle, TX 78640. Training sessions will be held January 13-15. TCEQ will proctor exams, if enough applications are received, after the Advanced Water Conditioning course on January 15.

Register to attend the January 2020 WTS training sessions (link will take you to the TWQA website).

Review the Water Treatment Specialists license requirements (link will take you to the TCEQ website).

Complete the WTS exam application (link will take you to the TCEQ website).

Questions about this email, or the January 2020 WTS training courses can be forwarded to Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361l573-6707.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Registration Opens for January 2020 WTS Training

Registration for the January 2020 Water Treatment Specialist Training, at the Hampton Inn in Kyle, Texas, is now open. Training sessions are scheduled from January 13 through 15. Each session will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Sessions will include Basic and Advanced Math, Basic Water Conditioning and Advanced Water Conditioning.

Please note that Basic and Advanced Math will only be offered if at least 10 people sign up for the course.

A block of rooms has been reserved at $89/night for those who register with the hotel by December 23. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 512.268-9042 and referencing TWQA.

You can register online using the TWQA website (click here). Questions about the WTS training can be forwarded to the TWQA offices by email (twqadirector@twqa.org) or phone (361.573-6707).