The latest news from Waterline:

Montreal health authorities ask doctors to look out for legionnaires’ disease after scattered cases emerge

Montreal’s public health department is asking doctors to look out for instances of legionnaires’ disease after seven cases were discovered in southwest Montreal over the last six weeks. Read the full article here

Legionella closes part of Royal Navy HQ

Part of the Royal Navy’s headquarters has been shut after Legionella was found in the water system. Read the full article here

Loo with a view: transparent public toilets installed in Tokyo parks

Amenities designed so prospective users can inspect their cleanliness from the outside. Read the full article here

Face mask use does not lead to Legionnaires’ disease

Posts shared thousands of times on social media claim Legionnaires’ disease, a serious type of pneumonia, can be contracted through reusable face masks, implying that it could be mistaken for COVID-19. This is false; experts say Legionnaires’ disease cannot be caught or spread via masks, and that it is not related to spikes in COVID-19…. Read more »

C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery

The move highlights the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks when buildings are reopened after coronavirus lockdowns. Read the full article here

Legionella Bacteria Found in Stafford Hospital Water Supply

Legionella bacteria found in Stafford hospital water supply. Action has been taken after legionella bacteria was found in water supplies at a hospital in Stafford. Read the full article here

Churches install hands-free Holy Water dispensers in bid to stop spread of Covid-19

Parishioners at St Francis Xavier Carfin, at Carfin Grotto, and The Sacred Heart Church in Bellshill, are now able to bless themselves thanks to a generous parishioner’s ingenious idea. Read the full article here

Contributing to the national response

Despite having to suspend our usual services during the initial stages of lockdown, our occupational health and hygiene teams were kept very busy supporting both HSE’s and wider Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our scientists and technical experts have been supporting HSE’s recently formed PPE Unit by providing their specialist knowledge of personal protective equipment… Read more »

Legionella bacteria found in Hinchingbrooke Hospital water system

A bacteria with the potential to cause the life-threatening Legionaires’ disease has been found in the water supply at an NHS hospital. Read the full article here

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

Ensure the safety of your occupants and building water system and devices. 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


(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.