Articles

A selection of Waterline publication articles:

Using Harvested Rainwater: Should We, or Shouldn’t We?

As featured in Waterline Spring 2022 Using Harvested Rainwater:Should We, or Shouldn’t We? Giles Green FWM Soc., Associate Technical Director at Zeta Compliance Services, former chairman of the WMSocTechnical Committee and co-author of the WMSoc technical guide on safe management of harvested rainwatershares some thoughts on the subject. Hardly a day goes by without there… Read more »

Challenges of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

As featured in Waterline Winter 2021-22 Challenges of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Joseph O. Falkinham, III Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology   Introduction to the Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) The nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are members of the Mycobacterium bacterial genus that now includes over 200 distinct species (Tortoli, 2003). The NTM are distinguished from the Mycobacterium tuberculosis group… Read more »

Field Analysis Tips

As featured in Waterline Autumn 2021 Field Analysis Tips Jemma Tennant, City of Edinburgh Council On site field testing is a key part of every successful water treatment programme. Not only does it satisfy legal requirements, but it is an easy way to quickly gain information on system performance. This can result in improved efficiency… Read more »

ISPE News – July 2021

ISPE NewsJuly 2021 The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) was established in 1978 as an organisation for the individual – no corporate membership – in order to encourage a professional approach to the design, installation and maintenance of swimming pools, enclosures and all ancillary equipment, giving recognition to technical skills and ability, and to… Read more »

Implementing a Sustainable Solution for Cooling Tower Treatment in the Food Industry

As featured in Waterline Summer 2021 Implementing a Sustainable Solution for Cooling Tower Treatment in the Food Industry Mike Hunter – AP Tech Group, Inc. AbstractIndustrial facilities are continuously looking for ways to improve employee safety and to reduce environmental impact from their operations. Facilities that have multiple cooling systems distributed around a large site… Read more »

Global Warming and Climate Change

As featured in Waterline Spring 2021 Global Warming and Climate Change This is the first of 2 articles that I have written for this edition of Waterline. This article looks at how human activity has thrown the Earth’s climate into chaos, and the part that water plays. The second article looks at what we must… Read more »

Going Off-Grid – The Decentralised Production of Point-of-Use Drinking Water

As featured in Waterline Spring 2021 Going Off-Grid – The Decentralised Production of Point-of-Use Drinking Water by Gillian E Clayton2, Tapan K Dutta1, Bethany G Fox2, Robin M S Thorn2 and Darren M Reynolds2 1 Department of Microbiology, Centenary Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata 2 Centre for Research in Biosciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences,… Read more »

FINER AND FINEST – FILTRATION FOR SWIMMING WATER

As featured in waterline Winter 2020-21 FINER AND FINEST – FILTRATION FOR SWIMMING WATER by Michael Cormacey, MISPE, SAC, Dip(Eco-Bldg.Design) MWM.Soc., M.D. Aqua Blue Designs Water filtration, whether in balneology or in the field of effluent and waste water treatment, relies on the same basic principles. Filtration in both swimming pools and sewage plants can… Read more »

The Need to Understand the Risks and Prevent Aspiration of Pathogens in Healthcare Premises

WATERLINE ONLINE EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE The Need to Understand the Risks and Prevent Aspiration of Pathogens in Healthcare Premises Elaine Waggott (AMRSPH) The need to reduce the risks of splashing and airborne pathogenic aerosol has never been more important. In the wake of Covid-19 recent research findings have starting to confirm what many already suspected –… Read more »

What can we learn from COVID-19?

As featured in waterline Autumn 2020 What can we learn from COVID-19? Jimmy Walker Summary So, like many organisations there was WMSoc organising their 2020 conferences and before we knew it the world was in lockdown and all events were rescheduled for 2021. Many freedoms were taken away, most people isolated at home and were… Read more »

Product Spotlight

Cistermiser launches Vecta+ Sensor Tap Range

The Vecta+ Sensor Tap range are easy to install, as retrofit or new build installations. They help to improve hygiene and prevent the transfer of pathogens with no-touch controls. With an infrared tap, the water only runs while your hands are in range, so these taps reduce wasted water, increase efficiency, save energy and reduce costs, while maintaining reliability and high performance. For more information about these infrared taps, visit www.cistermiser.co.uk or call 0118 969 1611.

Velappity- Risk Assessment and Compliance Software

Velappity is a risk assessment and compliance solution that can reduce your reporting time by 50% and improve operational efficiency. Our forms module eliminates the drawbacks associated with paper-based reporting. You can easily create branded risk assessments and complex forms in a digital framework to complete inspections on-site, on any device. The integrated compliance module enables organisations to manage and report on all types of assets and complete inspection tests, raise non-compliances and report to clients, all within the app.

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others. http://b.link/Pathogen-Control

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.