Texas Water Quality Association (TWQA)

Texas Water Quality Association (TWQA)

Texas Water Quality Association (TWQA)

The Texas Water Quality Association is the trade association representing the household, commercial, and industrial water quality improvement industry in Texas. Its member companies manufacture and sell point-of-use / point-of-entry (POU / POE) equipment, package water treatment plants, and customized water treatment systems.

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5606 N Navarro, Ste 200R , Victoria , Texas 77904 USA

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
1973

TWQA is an established association serving Texan water treatment professionals.
The Texas Water Quality Association is the trade association representing the household, commercial, and industrial water quality improvement industry in Texas.  Its member companies manufacture and sell point-of-use / point-of-entry (POU / POE) equipment, package water treatment plants, and customized water treatment systems.

TWQA sees its role as a catalyst to constantly upgrade the standards of the industry and the qualifications of its members.  It does this primarily through its education, certification and ethics programs.  TWQA members pledge to abide by the association’s strict industry Code of Ethics.

The purpose of the Texas Water Quality Association is to assure the individual's right to enhance the quality of water by providing continuing education and training to our members, governmental entities and the general public.

The Texas Water Quality Association, or TWQA, is a Texas-based trade association of water quality improvement professionals and their suppliers.
TWQA strongly believes in the value of education in the water conditioning and purification field to prepare the water treatment specialist to effectively help the consumer choose the best solution for their particular water problem, maintain it over time so that it performs as specified, and assure that companies and their employees achieve the highest level of professionalism in this increasingly demanding field.

We help develop and sponsor training around the state, and facilitate the testing and licensing program administered under the auspices of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  Certification under the Water Treatment Specialist (WTS) program assures that individuals are well trained in water treatment application, installation, service and ongoing maintenance practices, and that their work will help to protect public health.

TWQA provides a networking forum for members, suppliers, governmental entities and the public to collectively advance the state of water conditioning in Texas, as well as neighboring states.

The Water Conditioning Industry offers consumers a wide array of products and services which give them the option of deciding for themselves the quality of the water they will have in their homes or businesses. Water is Life and water too is the lifeblood of our plumbing systems. Bad water, like bad blood, can wreak havoc on the system it flows through, causing plugging, pitting and a host of other expensive problems if not treated to remove objectionable contaminants and impurities. Appliances too, many of them expensive to repair or replace, are particularly sensitive to water quality problems.

Beyond these plumbing and appliance concerns, water quality can be even more important in regards to human health. Science continues to identify contaminants and their potential health effects at an alarming rate, and to view even innocuous disinfectants like chlorine and its newer combination with ammonia, chloramines, as potential long term threats when they combine with organics to form trihalomethanes (THMs) or cause old lead solder to be leached into the water supply in alarming levels, as proved to be the case in Washington DC recently. Consumers want to be assured that the water they use and consume is safe, both short term and long term. Their concern has skyrocketed in recent years as our knowledge of the subject has deepened.

In some cases, customers desire improved water for bathing, home maintenance, and other household uses. In other cases the consumer requires highly treated water to meet the needs of science, medicine, and industry. In the last 20-30 years, public awareness of, and demand for, higher qualities of water depending on end-use has sky-rocketed. The individuals and companies charged with assuring that water purification systems are applied correctly and operate according to plan, acquire and maintain a good deal of diverse skills, including mathematical, chemical, hydrological, bacteriological, plumbing, and hydro-dynamic knowledge. The rapid pace of advancement in the water treatment field makes it essential for water treatment professionals to continually enhance their skill-set, and this is really only done effectively with ongoing training and education, followed by certification to assure those skills are well understood. In addition to residentially oriented water quality technologies, other distinct water treatment systems have been developed in the commercial and industrial arena, including “high-purity” or “ultra-pure” technologies for use in laboratories, high-tech manufacturing and other fields.

Water quality in Texas effects almost every phase of our lives and is an important factor in the quality of life available to Texans.