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The 27 January 2020 is Thomas Crapper Day – the 110th anniversary of his death. Read about this iconic Victorian and Edwardian sanitary engineer and manufacturer whose name has caused much mirth and who became Sanitary Engineer to King Edward V11 and The Prince of Wales. Those of you who visited the Chapel Royal in St James’s… Read more »

Sheraton Atlanta Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies After Legionella Outbreak

As claims come in from people affected by a deadly outbreak of Legionella bacteria last July, the Sheraton Atlanta hotel on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court. In the suit, the company behind Sheraton Atlanta asks a judge to obligate insurance companies to pay for defense attorneys who will defend against guests’… Read more »

Two people sentenced after failing to control the risk of Legionella bacteria

Two people have been sentenced after failing to control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria in the cooling tower at their business premises in Spring Hill, Birmingham. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that, between June 2017 and February 2018, Kulwant Singh Chatha and partner Satpaul Kaur Chatha of Isher Hangers failed to put suitable measures… Read more »

Cooling Towers reconsidered

gary dicker, director at dhd cooling, explains why the evaporative cooling tower is still a great choice. There is a lot of bad press surrounding evaporative cooling towers, but they are still one of the best long-term solutions for industrial and commercial cooling challenges and here’s why. FULL ARTICLE

American Legion tours Vets’ Home, talk with vets about legionella

Work continues to rid the Illinois veterans home of the legionella bacteria that’s led to the death of 14 people at the home since 2015 Wednesday, a group that advocates for veterans visited the home. American Legion representatives from all over Illinois and beyond came to tour the facilities and talk about the future of… Read more »

Legionnaires’ case reported at Pataskala nursing home

PATASKALA, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) said Tuesday that there is a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ Disease at the Pataskala Oaks Care Center. The nursing home is located on East Broad Street and is an 86-bed facility. Operations Director for Pataskala Oaks Derrick Ratliff said they were first alerted that a resident… Read more »

Fears that bacteria which can cause Legionnaire’s Disease found in hospital

Fears have been raised that bacteria which can cause Legionnaire’s Disease has been discovered in a shower at a Norfolk hospital. Inspections have identified a possible legionella contamination at North Walsham and District War Memorial hospital. FULL ARTICLE

Fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Carol Stream under investigation

State and local authorities are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease — two of them fatal — at a Covenant Living retirement home in Carol Stream. “Two residents of Windsor Park have died from a combination of Legionnaires’ disease and other underlying conditions,” DuPage County Health Department spokesman Don Bolger said Saturday. FULL ARTICLE

Legionnaires’ Disease Confirmed At Bolingbrook Nursing Home

BOLINGBROOK, IL — The Will County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public health are investigating a case of Legionnaires’ disease at a senior facility in Bolingbrook. Will County health officials said a “health care-associated case” of the illness, which is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria. FULL ARTICLE

RIVM: Water purification plant perhaps develops legionella via atmosphere

Wastewater treatment plants can distribute legionella germs through the atmosphere, meaning folks in your community may inhale the dangerous germs. To prevent this, actions should be taken, the National Institute for Public Health additionally the Environment (RIVM) reported Tuesday based on two brand-new researches. FULL ARTICLE

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.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 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 HuwaSan TR50 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.