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 ( 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 ( 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(

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

TWQA Opens Applications for the 2019 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship

TWQA is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Jo Grace TWQA Scholarship. The scholarship is available to any child or legal dependent of TWQA members, including supplier members, and 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 from January 15 2018 through March 31 2018 and are available from the San Angelo Foundation website (Click Here).

Members can also download the 2019 scholarship flyer so that it can be printed and posted for their employees.

If you have questions about the scholarship, or the application process, please contact the TWQA office by email ( or phone (361.573-6707).

Good luck to all who apply!

[Expires: 2019-04-01]


The TWQA office has recently received several consumer complaints regarding the actions of an unidentified person or persons in the San Antonio area who is/are soliciting consumers using the attached cards. (see attached to this email).  The unidentified person or persons is/are reportedly offering a water test in a manner that  implies the TWQA’s involvement or endorsement.

Door Hanger (English)
Door Hanger (Spanish)

In addition, at least one of the individuals handing out these cards identified herself as an official of the TWQA, using a vest with the association’s logo.

Offering a water test is not a problem in and of itself.  However, since the TWQA does not participate in or provide endorsements for any particular water test, the above-described actions are highly inappropriate and a violation of the TWQA Ethics Code. 

If you have any information as to the identification of the person or persons involved in the above scheme please immediately contact:

Daina Grace
Executive Director
Texas Water Quality Association
Fax:  361-573-6708
Phone:  361-573-6707

All calls or other communication will be handled confidentially.  Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

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