Why Are We Needed?
Members of the water conditioning industry have joined and supported CWQA through their very real instinct for self-preservation. One of the first challenges for the early CWQA was to fight against having master plumbers exclusively install your products.
Over the years, a most important objective of the CWQA has been to protect the industry and consumers alike from government regulations that unfairly prohibit or restrict the use of water conditioning equipment.
The immediate need for the CWQA changes from year to year, because the specific problems faced by the industry are constantly changing. A major opportunity of the CWQA is to provide a united voice representing millions of dollars of sales and hundreds of jobs statewide in our industry. In this way, the industry's voice, perhaps deemed insignificant by legislatures, takes on added strength and credibility.
The CWQA is able to perform tasks that would be impossible, difficult or too time consuming or expensive to tackle individually.
We also have the opportunity to show we can self-regulate our own industry, reducing the probability of external interference and regulations placed on your business.
We can provide WQA testing for certification to raise the professionals own technical knowledge and thereby raise their image in the industry.
Timely and educational seminars are presented to our members at the annual meeting on a variety of subjects relating to our industry.
The CWQA presents a chance for our members to get to know others in their industry here in Colorado and its neighboring states.
Many members join the CWQA simply for the opportunity it gives them to meet other industry leaders and share information and ideas that made their businesses successful.
Finally, the water conditioning industry in Colorado continually faces the threat of a legislative attack. Laws passed in other states have severely restricted companies' ability to do business. By keeping open lines of communication and keeping abreast of what is happening on the state and local level, we can circumvent such restrictions in our very own state.