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2020-2022 SEBWA SLATE OF NOMINEES

February 10, 2020 SEBWA Slate of Nominees for 2020-2022 Pursuant to the SEBWA Bylaws the SEBWA Board of Directors is pleased to place in nomination the following slate of nominees to fill expiring 2020-2022 term positions.  The Officers & Directors slate shall be presented to and elected by the members during the 2020 SEBWA Annual…
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President’s Letter

Dear SEBWA Members, I know I am late but what a great show we had at Stone Mountain with 3 organizations under one roof. I want to thank Robert Smith, SABWA, and Rudy Ramon, MABWA, for all working together to make this happen. I would like to thank the Suppliers (who help so much keeping…
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IBWA ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NEWS RELEASE November 21, 2019 Anaheim, CA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today announced its 2019-2020 officers and board of directors. IBWA members elected the association’s leadership during the 2019 Annual Business Conference, held in Anaheim, California, from November 18-21. Robert Smith, of Grand Springs Distribution, was elected to serve as chairman of the IBWA Board…
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IBWA ENCOURAGES CONSUMERS TO MAKE EVERY DAY AN AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

International Bottled Water Association MEDIA STATEMENT November 14, 2019 Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is proud to be a sponsor once again for America Recycles Day, in which this year’s themes are recycling innovation and partnership. America Recycles Day, held annually on November 15, is an initiative of IBWA-partner Keep America Beautiful.…
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WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION OFFERS PFAS RESOURCES

Certified in-home filtration shown to remove or reduce PFAS levels Lisle, IL (Nov. 22, 2019) — The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building. Among the resources is a document…
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WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION READIES FOR 2020 CONVENTION

Registration, hotel reservations are open now through the event website LISLE, Ill. (Nov. 6, 2019) – The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. The convention website, wqa.org/convention,  offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the annual industry gathering and for the…
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PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFAS) AND BOTTLED WATER

International Bottled Water Association MEDIA STATEMENT August 13, 2019 Alexandria, VA – Currently, there is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Standard of Quality for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in bottled water. However, although not mandated by law, as of January 1, 2019, IBWA requires its members to test for PFAS in all…
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BOTTLED WATER PRODUCTS EXCEEDING ARSENIC REGULATIONS SHOULD NOT BE SOLD

International Bottled Water Association MEDIA STATEMENT June 25, 2019 Alexandria, VA – There have been several recent news articles about arsenic levels found in two bottled water brands that were higher than permitted by law. Any bottled water product that exceeds state or federal regulations for any substance, including arsenic, should not be sold, the International Bottled…
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BILLIONS OF CALORIES, TONS OF PLASTIC SAVED AS CONSUMERS CHOOSE WATER OVER OTHER DRINKS

International Bottled Water Association NEWS RELEASE May 21, 2019 Alexandria, VA – Americans are increasingly choosing healthy bottled water instead of packaged sugary drinks, saving approximately 470 billion calories and 73 million pounds of recyclable PET plastic last year, said the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA). Bottled water is America’s favorite packaged drink for the third year…
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