The Ohio Water Quality Association was formed in 1990 with the primary focus of the association being to represent businesses and homeowners for training, education, and support for water treatment industry.
Our office is located in Frazeysburg, OH and we have a board of directors that consists of 7 board members.
The Ohio Water Quality Association is the premier state trade association representing Ohio’s water quality professionals. We provide accurate and reliable information from government agencies, consumer protection groups, and other associations regarding issues affecting Ohio water quality.
Water Quality is a measure of how suitable water is for drinking, irrigation, and other use. Standards of water quality are based on the potential health risks that may be associated with exposure to poor quality water. Common contaminants include aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chloramine, chromium, copper, fluoride, bacteria and viruses, lead, nitrates and nitrites, mercury, perchlorate, radium, selenium, silver and uranium. A variety of products are available to help monitor and improve water quality.
Although water is apart of our everyday lives, there is a lot of information that gets overlooked. High levels of contaminants such as lead and arsenic can lead to diseases that severely alter someone’s health. A large majority of Americans get their water from community water systems. These systems are required to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Softened water treatment can assure your home or business receives the highest quality of water.
Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on holding in-person continuing education trainings, the requirement for obtaining 6 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) DURING 2020 IN ORDER TO RENEW YOUR REGISTRATION FOR 2021 has been deferred. This deferral will allow private water systems contractors to obtain the 6 hours of CE for 2021 registration renewal during 2020 or 2021. Private water systems contractors will still be required to obtain an additional 6 hours of CE during 2021 in order to renew registrations for 2022. Private water systems contractors will be required to demonstrate a total of 12 hours of continuing education obtained during 2020 and/or 2021 to renew registrations for 2022. No other registration requirements have been deferred. If you already have hours earned this year, they will not be wasted because contractors will need a total of 12 hours to apply in 2021 for the 2022 registration.
This is only a deferral, not a waiver of the required 6 CEU requirements for each year.