The latest news from Waterline:

Community face coverings — Specification

New specification on minimum performance requirements and test methods for community face coverings open for comment Version 1 of BSI Flex 5555 Community face coverings — Specification is now available to download. Read the full article here

Establishing antibiotic potential for cannabis

Synthetic cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been shown for the first time to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. Read the full article here

What are Strip Hotels Doing about Legionnaires Disease?

With such low occupancy, what are the larger hotels on the Strip doing to protect against the possibility of Legionnaires disease? Is housekeeping going in all those empty rooms and flushing the toilets and running the showers on a bi-monthly basis? Read the full article here

Drinking water legislation – Environment – European Commission (

On 16 December 2020, the European Parliament formally adopted the revised Drinking Water Directive. The Directive will enter in force on 12 January 2021, and Member States will have two years to transpose it into national legislation. Read the full article here

Central Sterilising Club – Public consultation on BS 2646-1:2020 ‘Autoclaves for sterilization in laboratories – CSC members comments welcome by the 12 December

The CSC have been forwarded the latest draft of BS 2646-1:2020 Autoclaves for sterilization in laboratories – Part 1: Design, construction, safety and performance – Specification. This has been revised by a CH/198 drafting panel and the document has been approved for public consultation and the CSC would like to give you the opportunity to… Read more »

Why Reports of Legionnaires’ Disease Are on the Rise in the United States

Though less common than in the past, Legionella bacteria and other dangerous pathogens still lurk in drinking water. Read the full article here

Legionella outbreak at prestigious St Andrews University halls of residence

An outbreak of legionella has been detected in the water supply at two student halls of residence at St Andrews University. Read the full article here

Legionella bacteria found in Birmingham Schools water

Birmingham Schools has another health concern to worry about in addition to COVID-19. Read the full article here

CT investigating possible case of Legionnaires’ disease in Greater New Haven

NEW HAVEN — The state Department of Public Health is investigating a reported possible case of Legionnaires’ disease in Greater New Haven following the recent death of a man, a DPH spokesman said. Read the full article here

RR1161 – The response of large pressure vessels in the process industries to excess pressure: literature review

Large pressure vessels are used in a wide range of chemical process industries. They contain significant amounts of energy. In the event of a vessel failure, this energy could be released. This gives significant potential for harm to people and other plant. As part of effective risk control, pressure vessels are usually designed in accordance… Read more »

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.