News

The latest news from Waterline:

Sydney CBD health warning issued over Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

People who have visited the Sydney CBD in the past 10 days are being warned to watch out for symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after five people were admitted to hospital with related cases of pneumonia. Read the full article here

Hornchurch GP surgery shut after legionella bacteria found in water supply

A GP surgery on the edge of Essex has been forced to close after traces of legionella bacteria were detected in their water supply. North East London Clinical Commissioning Group announced Billet Medical Practice Centre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch is temporarily shut until further notice on Saturday (May 14) following the discovery during routine testing… Read more »

Commercial Vehicle Operators and Legionnaires’ Disease

A New Concern Among Commercial Vehicle Operators Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia that almost always requires treatment in the hospital. Read the full article here

Reminder after several Legionairres cases in Macarthur

Reminder after severaSeveral local cases of Legionnaires’ disease has prompted the South Western Sydney Local Health District to remind Macarthur residents to ensure their cooling towers are being properly maintained. Read the full article here

Public health chiefs alerted after Fife man dies from rare Legionnaires’ disease

A man has died after contracting Legionnaire’s Disease in Fife. Read the full article here

Patients moved from Penn Hospital after increased levels of Legionella bacteria found in water

Patients have been moved from Penn Hospital in Wolverhampton after increased levels of Legionella bacteria was found in the water. Read the full article here

DOH investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in guests who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations located in Waikiki. Read the full article here

‘Lessons learned’ after deadly legionella found in Falkirk schools post lockdown

The bacteria – which can cause Legionnaire’s disease – is caused by stagnant water lying in empty buildings. Read the full article here

UKWIR ANNOUNCES 2022 / 23 RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND INVITES EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO DELIVER INDUSTRY LEADING WORK

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), the trusted research organisation at the centre of the UK and Irish Water Industries, has confirmed the first batch of projects for its 2022 / 23 research programme – and is seeking expressions of interest to deliver it.  Between December and January, our members voted to decide which projects they… Read more »

Widow devastated after man who underwent world-first double transplant dies after contracting bacterial infection

More than 20 patients who underwent surgery at a specialist hospital were diagnosed with bacterial infections. Read the full article here

Product Spotlight

Cistermiser launches Vecta+ Sensor Tap Range

The Vecta+ Sensor Tap range are easy to install, as retrofit or new build installations. They help to improve hygiene and prevent the transfer of pathogens with no-touch controls. With an infrared tap, the water only runs while your hands are in range, so these taps reduce wasted water, increase efficiency, save energy and reduce costs, while maintaining reliability and high performance. For more information about these infrared taps, visit www.cistermiser.co.uk or call 0118 969 1611.

Velappity- Risk Assessment and Compliance Software

Velappity is a risk assessment and compliance solution that can reduce your reporting time by 50% and improve operational efficiency. Our forms module eliminates the drawbacks associated with paper-based reporting. You can easily create branded risk assessments and complex forms in a digital framework to complete inspections on-site, on any device. The integrated compliance module enables organisations to manage and report on all types of assets and complete inspection tests, raise non-compliances and report to clients, all within the app.

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others. http://b.link/Pathogen-Control

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.