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 Technical Library, 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 at 361.573-6707 or by email at twqadirector@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.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

TWQA's Website Provides Harvey Recovery Links

Hurricane Harvey
TWQA's website now includes essential links to help you recover from Hurricane Harvey. Links include tips for dealing with wells and boil water alerts, links to the American Red Cross for those who can help, and links to national Water Quality Association resources that enable consumers and industry professionals to get answers to hurricane- and flooding-related questions.

Like many of our neighbors, our offices have been impacted by the hurricane. Email is working, however, and you can reach us by contacting Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, at twqadirector@twqa.org.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Register Now for the 2017 President's Dove & Hog Hunt

Don't miss an opportunity to catch up on the latest industry and Association developments at the 2017 President's Outing, a dove & hog hunt near Poth, TX! This year's outing takes place from September 22-24 at the Denson and Bauer ranches. Good food and outdoor activities will be combined with industry insights and opportunities to discuss issues with some of the Texas water quality industry's leading representatives.

Make your plans to join us today! Visit the TWQA Website or download the registration form and email or fax it to Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, at 361-573-6708.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

TWQA President Featured on WQA Radio


WQA Radio #35, Tyler Stenseng

Representatives from WQA Radio attended the 44th Annual TWQA Convention & Exposition, and spent some time with Tyler Stenseng, TWQA's new president.

Take a few minutes and listen to Tyler's insights on the challenges and future of the Texas Water Quality industry and his new role with the Association.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the image to the right or on the following SoundCloud link.