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Water Quality Research Foundation

 

The foundation of your future is research
Protect-and promote-the future of your business and your industry. Become a WQRF donor today!

WQRF needs your support!  Help fund important studies such as: Environmental Impact Study - Water Softening Effects on Septic Tank Performance (want to learn more about the study? click here

Join the list of Sponsors Today! View the top WQRF donor companies and inviduals. (click here)

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Current Studies

Softened Water Benefits Study:

  • View Energy Savings Press Release
  • View Detergent Savings Press Release

  • What is WQRF?
    The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF), formerly The Water Quality Research Council (WQRC) was formed in 1949 to serve, on behalf of the Water Quality Association (WQA), as a universally recognized, independent research organization.

    What is the mission of WQRF?
  • To conduct and fund scientific research on subjects relating to the water quality improvement industry
  • To advance the science of water to improve the quality of life
  • To ensure that water treatment industry interests are presented in a cogent, competent manner

    Why donate?
    To protect and promote the industry.

    What types of research does WQRF sponsor?
  • Refuting misinformation
  • Defeating ill-conceived codes and rules
  • Proving, documenting, and publicizing water treatment benefits

    How are funds raised?
  • Donations
  • Bequests
  • Insurance policies naming WQRF as the benefactor
  • Annual fundraising events held each year at the WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference and Annual Convention
  • Endowment Campaign

    What are some immediate gift-giving options?
  • Check/credit card
  • Pledge - donations to WQRF can be pledged and divided over three years

    Are donations tax deductable?
  • WQRF is an organization that qualifies for exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to WQRF may be tax deductable as charitable contributions under the Code.

    What is an endowment fund?
  • The principal is invested and earnings are used to fund research projects.

    What are some past sponsored landmark research topics?(click here for a complete list and explanation.)
  • Cleaning and Detergent Consumption Comparisons between Hard and Softened Water by Scientific Services S/D Inc.
  • Water Heating Energy Savings and Other Softened Water benefits,a comprehensive research study by Battelle Memorial Institute – 2009
  • Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and U.S. EPA Symposium on Water Softener-Septic Tank Research needs – 2009
  • Potential Effects of Water Softener Discharges on Leach Field Soil and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Development of the Chloroform Surrogate in Testing to the NSF/ANSI Standards The World Health Organization (WHO) Symposium on the Potential Health Benefits of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water
  • Potential Effects of Water Softener Discharges on Leach Field Soil and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) Symposium on the Potential Health Benefits of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water

    How will donations be acknowledged?
  • Recognition levels acknowledge the generosity and support of contributors.
    Questions about water quality and the technologies that improve it will always exist. Scientific research from WQRF will work to answer those questions. Your donation will make a difference! Help build a strong foundation for the future. Invest in the industry. Invest in Your Future. Invest today!

    Download a Donation Form, today.

    Questions or comments email WQRF@wqa.org.

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