The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, governs products and resources that are used within the US. They ensure the safety and health of the public by monitoring our food and water supply. Most of their regulations focus on this goal, but they also create environmental regulations that apply to our natural resources. The EPA regulates potable water, which is the water we drink every day. They protect us from many potential health crises, especially when you consider how essential water is to life. Water literally has the potential to introduce disease and sickness to a massive amount of people. The EPA is a very important agency and we might not even be aware of their role in our day-to-day lives.
Just because you might have safe water, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually have really great water for your household or plumbing system. That’s where the Water Quality Association comes in. The WQA is a privately held nonprofit organization that fills a very different role from the EPA (which is a federal government agency). They piggyback on the standards that the EPA has put into place, but they also look at the other water issues that need to be addressed, such as water hardness. They are really about educating people about water quality as well as taking decent water and turning it into the highest quality water possible.
Visit the Water Quality Association website to gain access to a tremendous amount of information and educational documents. Our team/organization is actually a member of the WQA, and it’s definitely a certification that you should look for when hiring a professional to test your water and give recommendations about improving its quality. Companies that are Water Quality Association certified are more likely to be knowledgable about water quality in general.
If you have any questions about the EPA and WQA’s role in your home’s water quality, or if you want to find out what you can do to have the highest water quality possible, reach out to the team at Wisler Plumbing by contacting us online or giving us a call at 540-483-9382.