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).

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2019 Convention Deadlines Fast Approaching


Are you planning to attend the 2019 TWQA Convention and Exposition, July 15-18, in The Woodlands, but haven’t registered yet? Act soon to take advantage of discounted registration fees and room rates!

Convention Deadlines 
Discounted Hotel Room Rates (if available) June 24, 2019. 
Discounted Convention Registrations, June 24, 2019. 

Training Deadlines 
Discounted Training Registrations July 1, 2019. 
TCEQ WTS Exam Application Deadline June 21, 2019. 

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out any of the 6 technical sessions and 3 business sessions in the Convention Registration Packet (click here). And don’t miss Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale’s keynote address at the Awards Banquet.

Convinced? Click here to register today and join us as we work to shape the Texas Water Quality Industry!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

State Board Reaffirms WTS Qualifications

On Wednesday, March 13 2019, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners reaffirmed their position that licensed Water Treatment Specialists can make the connections necessary to install water treatment equipment.

According to the letter from Lisa Hill, Executive Director, Chapter 1904 of the Texas Occupations Code grants licensed Water Treatment Specialists the authority to connect water treatment equipment "to all necessary utility connections in residential, commercial or industrial facilities".

The letter further clarifies that section 1301.53 of the Plumbing License Law (PLL) "explicitly exempts Water Treatment Specialists and their work from licensure requirements under the PLL."

Association members can download the reaffirmation letter from TWQA's Technical Library. Members will be automatically directed to the TWQA logon page before continuing to the Technical Library. Once in the library, click on the image entitled '2019 TSBPE WTS Reaffirmation' to access the letter.

If you have questions about logging on to the Association website, please contact the TWQA executive offices by phone (361.573-6707) or email(twqadirector@twqa.org).

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