Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 Convention Packets Now Available

Get ready for the 42nd Annual TWQA Convention and Exposition! This year we're returning to the La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery on July 15-18.

In addition to technical training, business talks and the supplier exhibition, there will be family-friendly events, including the annual golf tournament, awards dinner and Friday night celebration, so bring your family and combine an excellent educational opportunity with a family outing.

Registration is open now - you can register online on the TWQA website or download the registration form and email or fax it to Daina Grace at 361.573-6708.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

TCEQ Approves 2015 Aquatech Training

In a letter dated April 10 2015, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality advised the TWQA that training at the Water Quality Association's Annual Aquatech Convention and Exposition meets the requirements for Water Quality Specialist training. According to Sarah Nazareth, Training Specialist, Occupational Licensing Section:

"The application and supporting documentation complies with Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 30 and meets requirements in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulatory guidance document RG-373: Approval of Training for Occupational Licensing."

Aquatech training has been approved for up to 17.5 credit hours toward your WQS licensing requirements. Attendees need to complete the required forms and obtain the necessary WQA signatures confirming your attendance. The Aquatech training schedule is available on the TWQA website. For more information, please contact Daina Grace by email, or at 361-573-6707. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TWQA Introduces New Communication Tools

The Texas Water Quality Association is pleased to announce that - as of Monday, April 6 2015, we now have two new communication tools to help our members and the Texas water quality industry. The first tool, VerticalResponse, enables the TWQA to reach out via email to current and former members, exhibitors and students to keep them up-to-date on recent industry and association developments.

"VerticalResponse simplifies communications by allowing us to build lists of Association contacts that need to be aware of different developments in the Water Quality industry - here in Texas and across the nation. We can then send emails just to those contacts and don't have to broadcast all messages to all members."

VerticalResponse also enables the association to keep track of members who aren't receiving emails so we can work with them to get updated contact information.

Members-Only News Articles

The second tool is a new members-only communications capability. Current members will be able to access industry- and association-specific articles in the 'Members Tools' section of the TWQA website. These articles will be combined with supplier specials that are being offered exclusively to TWQA members. 

"The new Members-Only news articles are one more means of sharing information with our current members to ensure they have access to the most recent developments affecting the Texas Water Quality industry."

For more information about the new email and members-only news capabilities, contact Daina Grace, TWQA Executive Director, by email or phone at 361-573-6707. 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

TWQA Loses a Lifetime Member

TWQA announced today that Cecil Hopper, a lifetime member of the Association, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 after a long illness. According to Daina Grace, the Association's Executive Director:

"It was with great sadness that I had to inform our members of Cecil's passing. He was one of the founding members of the Association and has been a good friend and an integral part of the TWQA family. Please keep the entire Hopper Family in your prayers during this difficult time."

Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015, AT 11:00 A.M. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Inc., 220 S. Getty, Uvalde, TX 78801. Phone: 830-278-5611