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OWQA Joins Specialty
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The Ohio Water Quality Association has long advocated
for the Water Treatment Industry. The OWQA has decided that a Political
Action Committee or PAC will
enhance our ability to continue this tradition of representing our
members with elected officials. To this end, OWQA has joined the
Specialty Contractors Political Action Committee (PAC) to raise this
unique kind of funding to further our political advocacy goals for the
Now, more than ever, it is critical for the Water
Quality Industry to educate our elected officials about who we are and
show them the great resource that we can be as they consider complex
environmental and business issues at the Ohio Statehouse. Having a PAC
will allow the OWQA to pool our membersí personal resources to represent
the industry at various political fundraisers to build the political
relationships we rely on. OWQA will have control of how OWQA member
contributions are spent and the OWQA Board will have oversight over the
political strategy and giving decisions.
A PAC can only be funded with personal contributions.
The PAC cannot accept corporate donations. The contributions will go
toward the campaigns of those running for office in the Ohio General
Assembly or for state-wide offices like the Governor, Secretary of
State, etc. These contributions will be made to individuals who are
friendly to the industry and share in our goals on industry issues. When
appropriate, we will be able to pool our contributions with other
industry groups that share our interests to heighten our impact with
those candidates. There is important work to be done for our industry.
The OWQA Board hopes that you will join them in their efforts to fund
this Political Action Committee.
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Water Quality Association
The Ohio Water Quality Association (OWQA) is the state
trade association representing the water treatment
in Ohio with government agencies, consumer protection
groups and other associations to guard the rights of
homeowners and Ohio Water Treatment Professionals.
Each OWQA member pledges to uphold all principles of
fair, competitive selling.
OWQA is proud to support the Water Quality Association.
WQA is the international trade association representing
the household, commercial, industrial and small
community water treatment industry. The WQA offers a
wealth of information right at your fingertips and can
be reached by clicking on the link in the main menu at
the top of the page.
OWQA has a scholarship fund that offers support to up to
four students each year. An application form and
eligibility rules are posted below.
Scholarship Application Form
Scholarship Eligibility Rules.
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Consumer Protection Standards Help Build, Keep Public
OWQA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics concerned
with business practices that encourage consumer respect.
As a result, our water treatment industry has earned
public confidence at a period when many other businesses
have lost it.
OWQA Code of Ethics
The members of this association pledge to uphold all
principles of fair, competitive selling. So that we may
merit the esteem of the customers in the communities we
1. We offer honest, truthful, clear and completely
described values at all times in all circumstances.
2. We tell our customers all they wish to know and
everything they are entitled to know about our products
and services so that they may make informed decisions
and enjoy maximum satisfaction.
3. We use and therefore stand behind only those
guarantees and warranties which are reasonable, specific
and may dependably be fulfilled.
4. We avoid the use of misleading devices or schemes
which could tend to promise capacity or performance
beyond the limits recommended by the manufacturers of
our products and supplies.
5. We sell our products and services on their own
merits, without attempting to downgrade those of our
competitors. For we all belong to one industry and the
public reputation of that industry is dependent upon our