A selection of Waterline publication articles:

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 »


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 »

Materials impact warrants careful thought / Different materials pose different risks / Problems with lead nickel, and EPDM explained

The article first appeared in the November 2019 edition of Health Estate Journal (, the IHEEM ( magazine. As featured in waterline Summer 2020 Materials impact warrants careful thought / Different materials pose different risks / Problems with lead nickel, and EPDM explained Paul Millard, WRAS Paul Millard, Technical Manager at the Water Regulations Advisory… Read more »

Diary Dates & Events

Grime Scene


Following on from the successful Grime Scene competition, we have decided to continue the theme for another year, but with a twist. This year, we are asking for photographs of the grimiest pictures you can find accompanied with another photograph of how the ‘scene’ has been improved by your maintenance or cleaning.

We will display the photographs in each of the Waterline editions throughout 2024. The ‘most improved’ picture will be chosen by WMSoc members via an online vote. The winner will receive a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher after the Winter 2024/25 edition has been published.

Please send your photographs to:

Product & Service Spotlight

Introducing B & V Chemicals' new film forming amines for closed circuits and steam boilers.

Product Launch: Film forming amines.

This all-in-one solution offers low-dose, cost-effective treatment. Improves heat transfer efficiency by removing corrosion deposits, leading to cleaner surfaces. Enhances energy and resource efficiency by reducing Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). The stable film provided by polyamines ensures superior corrosion control, promoting longer equipment lifespan.

Plus - environmentally friendly, offering a greener alternative to traditional treatments.

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How the NEW SolidTek® Biocide Feeder Package will BENEFIT YOU

SolidTek® has launched its NEW Biocide Feeder which is functional, compact, and environmentally-friendly.

Designed for use with SolidTek’s® enhanced bromine biocide, BromTek, it offers multiple benefits:

Reduced exposure to fumes and bromine dust (non-pressurised system).

Use with field proven mixed hydantoin biocide - better performance than standard bromine tablets.

Wall mounted reducing footprint of installation.

Charge with product in under 5 minutes without isolation from the system.

Product calculators and tech support available.

Lovibond MD640 Photometer (PTSA & Fluorescein capable)

Product Spotlight Drop Test Kits

How many times have you heard … ‘we’re not sure what the system volume is’. A common problem which can be expensive - wasting chemical over dosing, or underdosing so the treatment is ineffective (i.e. shock dosing a biocide). The MD640 photometer has PTSA & Fluorescein capability built in. Simply use our System Checkers to add to an unknown system and read a PTSA or Fluorescein levels to accurately identify the system volume.

The Hydrosense PRO range


The Hydrosense PRO range pioneers Legionella pneumophila detection, the cause of over 97% of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, by identifying all the serogroups 1-15 of this dangerous Legionella species. This easy-to-use, highly sensitive test uses unique filtration, offering a three-line test result that distinguishes between serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 within 25 minutes. The water test has a level of detection of 100 CFU/L and swab tests detect 200 CFU per swabbed area, providing crucial, rapid insights for water safety management.