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FUTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE REQUIRED TO DRIVE STEP-CHANGE IN WATER INVESTMENT PLANNING

UK Water Industry Research is are seeking help from both academics and asset management experts to take on a critical piece of research that helps improve future investment decisions in the water sector. UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) has opened its Expression of Interest (EOI) for a significant project that takes investment planning to the… Read more »

Cabrillo College in process of eradicating Legionella anisa outbreak

Two buildings on Cabrillo College’s campus tested positive for Legionella Anisa bacteria last week, a result of stagnant water sources during COVID-19. Read the full article here

PHE – Legionella Monthly Reports 2020

This report from Public Health England provides a summary of data extracted from the national Legionella database for confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires’ disease in residents of England and Wales, as reported to the national surveillance scheme from 1 January to 15 November 2020. Read the full article here

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 (europa.eu)

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

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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

Baclyser® neo S sterile shower filter

The disposable point-of-use water shower filter with a service life of up to four months. As a CE-marked medical device this can be used in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and wherever water filtration is important. The hollow fibre membrane with a proven retention efficiency of 7 log steps complies with the FDA definition of sterile filtered water. Unique RetroGuard concept: Maximum protection against retrograde contamination. Thanks to Metalskin Medical® as a coating at the jet disc an antibacterial efficacy is given at the outlet. Learn more: www.aqua-free.com/en

Xiveillance Remote Temperature Monitoring

Real-time monitoring for water systems and more; presenting essential compliance data at your fingertips. Know how often and for how long your outlets have reached their desired temperature. Get instant alerts for any non-compliant outlets. Drive efficiency and value with effective management of site visits and flushing regimes. Based on the latest low-powered IoT technologies. A credible, cost-effective, and money-saving alternative to a traditional BMS. Xiveillance.co.uk

Compliance. Complete.

Introducing the X-POT Compliance Pack - Controlled – Including our Easily Commissionable Pre-settable PICV removing the complexity of many PICV’s. - Maintainable – Our industry leading X-POT Side Stream Filter allows for Quick and Easy Maintenance without affecting system operation. - Monitored – Our Updated PD Monitor features MODBUS allowing you to monitor your X-POT Installations via your BMS systems. - Energy Efficiency – Supplied with our Custom Insulation Jackets. - Selection Made Simple – Our Compliance Packs are matched to our X-POT’s.

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.

EndoSan Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant

EndoSan is a stabilised hydrogen peroxide disinfectant with a broad spectrum of efficacy. Due to its unrivalled stability EndoSan is the ideal water disinfectant. EndoSan is proven to kill legionella bacteria and is a highly effective biofilm remover. No harmful by-products are formed in the disinfection process, instead EndoSan simply degrades into water and oxygen. EndoSan is a compelling alternative to chlorine-based disinfection products. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

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.