The latest news from Waterline:

‘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

Legionella detected at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital

As part of its routine annual water testing for Legionella, Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital has detected the bacteria in water from two sinks in the Administration Building, the Department of Health and Human Resources reported Tuesday. Read the full article here

Businesses warned to act now and prevent deadly Legionella before re-opening

Stroud District Council’s Environmental Health team is contacting businesses that have been shut during the pandemic with advice on how to identify the risk of Legionella so they can safely re-open when Government guidance allows. Simon Pickering, Stroud District Council’s chair of Environment Committee said: “Every business that has a water supply and has been… Read more »

Updated advice on ventilation and air conditioning during the pandemic

HSE has updated and expanded its advice to help employers provide adequate ventilation in their workplaces during the pandemic. This guidance builds on helping you to identify and take action in poorly ventilated areas. It also provides guidance on other factors to consider when assessing the risk from aerosol transmission, and determining whether adequate ventilation… Read more »

Condo Association Sued for ‘Legionella’ Contaminated Spa

A condominium association has been sued for allegedly sickening at least one person in 2018 with Legionnaire’s disease through deficient maintenance of a residential spa. Read the full article here

An outbreak investigation of Legionella non-pneumophila Legionnaires’ disease in Sweden, April to August 2018: Gardening and use of commercial bagged soil associated with infections

In early June 2018, an increase in non-travel-related cases of Legionella non-pneumophila Legionnaires’ disease (LD) was observed in Sweden and a national outbreak investigation was started. Outbreak cases were defined as notified confirmed or probable cases of L. non-pneumophila LD, with symptom onset after 1 April 2018. From April to August 2018, 41 cases were… Read more »

Wollongong, Nowra on alert for Legionnaires’ disease symptoms after outbreaks

Wollongong residents are being urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after six confirmed cases in the last three months. Read the full article here

Water problems at VG hospital ‘shocking,’ cancer patient says

Russell Easy’s main battle these days is against an unusual type of blood cancer. But he’s also fighting on another front – the “shocking” state of the water system at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.  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


(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.