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The latest news from Waterline:

This man spent last year flushing hundreds of toilets. The new fear as the pandemic wanes: Legionnaires’ disease

LAS VEGAS – Michael Hurtado spent the past year of the pandemic flushing toilets. Once a week. Hundreds of toilets. Thousands of times. Read the full article here

Data Science Project Helps Legionnaires’ Disease Investigators Worldwide

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe pneumonia with a 1 in 10 fatality rate, and cooling towers containing Legionella bacteria are a common source of community outbreaks. Outbreak investigators need to find and test cooling towers to stop the outbreak and prevent more illnesses and deaths. Read the full article here

Man in Central China suffers from organ failure after driving car covered with mold and Legionella

A man from Central China’s Hunan Province suffered from acute multiple organ failure after he drove his car which had been parked for two months and was covered with mold inside. Read the full article here

CIBSE Guide G: Public health and plumbing engineering (2014)

PDF amended December 2020 to amend stated values of daily demand for hotels are per bedroom, not per person and include omitted Simultaneous demand pipe sizing charts. Read the full article here

Aberdeenshire Council HQ closed after suspected legionella find

Aberdeenshire Council has been forced to close its city headquarters – after a potentially deadly bacteria was found in the water supply. Read the full article here

HSE Annual Science Review 2021

HSE has published this year’s review, ‘COVID-19: Collaboration in a time of crisis’. The 2021 Annual Science Review focuses on the robust scientific evidence supporting the government’s response to the pandemic. The review highlights the range of studies HSE scientists are working on to support healthy and safe work in Great Britain, including: • The safe introduction… Read more »

Lorry driver’s death could be linked to ferry journey

A lorry driver from Stafford died after contracting legionnaire’s disease.  He complained he was short of breath. His condition worsened and he died days later on September 2 2018. Read the full article here

‘Pokemonas’: bacteria closely related to lung parasites discovered and named after Pokémon

‘Pokemonas’ live in round amoebae, similar to Pokémon, which are caught inside balls in the popular video game. Read the full article here

New Jersey Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Kept Quiet in State Prisons

After one person died and another spent a month in a coma, state officials found Legionella bacteria in the water at two New Jersey prisons. Read the full article here

‘Unsafe’ Legionella claim as Mary Feilding Guild set to close early

The final residents at Mary Feilding Guild are set to be moved out next week – despite the owner’s claims of “unsafe” levels of Legionella being disputed by health experts. Read the full article here

Product Spotlight

Single Syringe Test Kit

The world’s fastest Legionella test! Get results on site for the strain of legionella that causes practically all legionnaires’ disease cases and outbreaks in only 25 minutes. On site results removes the risks associated with transportation of samples. Simple to use, no specialist training required. Why would you wait days for test results? Contact us at Wycombe Water a Hydrosense distributor.

Neptune Water Safety

Neptune is an enterprise-grade, web-based water safety monitoring system which uses discrete, wireless multi-probe thermocouple devices that are easily attached to water assets in order to help maintain the safety of an organisation’s water system. By continually monitoring and analysing temperatures and flow events over time, Neptune helps identify conditions likely to create harmful bacteria such as Legionella or cause freeze or scald risk, improving safety for building users.

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

Huwa-San TR-50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

Huwa-San TR-50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. Huwa-San TR-50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that Huwa-San TR-50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

Markwik21

(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.