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The latest news from Waterline:

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

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

Product Spotlight

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.

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.