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The latest news from Waterline:

An Oostburg resident died after getting Legionnaires’ disease, village president says, but local water tested safe

OOSTBURG – A person in Oostburg has died from Legionnaires’ disease, a village official confirmed Friday following Thursday’s announcement that public health was investigating water sources at Oostburg’s Pine Haven Christian Communities facility and Sheboygan Falls’ Millipore Sigma. Read the full article here

International Microorganism Day

Why should microbes have their own day? More information here

Six in hospital with suspected Legionnaires’ disease in West Bromwich

Six people are receiving hospital treatment for suspected Legionnaires’ disease, Public Health England said. Read the full article here

Christchurch researchers trying to reduce risk for Legionnaires’ disease, make gardening products safer

Warmer spring weather has arrived in New Zealand, which means the deadly Legionnaires’ disease season has begun. Read the full article here

Health investigation underway after Legionnaires’ disease cluster found in New Westminster

While everyone may be preoccupied with COVID-19, a local health authority reported that a small cluster of cases of a different kind of illness has been found in Metro Vancouver. Read the full article here

Legionella in Busto Arsizio, 16 confirmed cases and one death: analysis on the water of the houses

Alarm legionella in Busto Arsizio. According to what was declared by the Lombardy Region Welfare Councilor Giulio Gallera, there are sixteen cases ascertained in Busto Arsizio, in the province of Varese. A person died from the disease caused by the bacterium. Read the full article here

Two hospital wards were shut after deadly bacteria found in water

Legionella bacteria can cause a form of pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease. Read the full article here

SNIPEF warns of Legionella dangers as water systems are restarted in post-COVID return to work

As the severity of the threat of COVID-19 diminishes and workers in hotels, offices, leisure facilities and other buildings begin the gradual return to work, trade association SNIPEF has warned of another threat looming on the horizon which, if left untreated, could have deadly consequences. Read the full article here

Water resources planning guideline: proposed update

Open consultation Summary We want your comments on the draft water company water resources planning guideline. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 2nd October 2020 Read the full article here

Elevated Levels Of Legionella Found In Fox Chapel Schools Serves As Reminder For All Districts

From the water fountains to the bathroom sinks — school districts in our area are scrambling to test the water. Read the full article here

Product Spotlight

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.