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Free Webinar – Complying with New Legionella Standards and Requirements: 7 Keys to Success

Free Webinar Complying with New Legionella Standards and Requirements: 7 Keys to Success   Thursday, August 3rd  8:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM EST   Free! Limited Space! Reserve Your Spot Now!   LINK

Open Access paper: Barriers to effective Legionella control in a changing world: a practitioner’s view

Inhalation of aerosols containing Legionella pneumophila, a water-borne bacteria commonly found in natural and man-made water systems, is the main causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease (LD). Approximately 10 – 15% of all reported cases of LD result in fatality, with susceptibility to the disease being higher in immunosuppressed patients, men over 45 years of age,… Read more »

Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control – Open Access Paper

Reduced rate of intensive care unit acquired gram-negative bacilli after removal of sinks and introduction of ‘water-free’ patient care.   LINK

Current HSE position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks

Current HSE position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks   LINK

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2017 – GOV.UK

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2017 – GOV.UK   LINK

Attitudes to tap water in public

A recent YouGov study for Keep Britain Tidy found that a large portion of the population aren’t aware of our rights around the availability of water out of the house. Our bodies require a regular intake of water to survive and function, and Water UK therefore believes that an extension to the availability of tap… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease cases up to 60 in Europe: Linked to Dubai travel

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease among European travelers returning from Dubai. As the source has not yet been identified, there could still be a risk for exposure to Legionella for persons visiting or living in Dubai.   READ MORE

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Legionella: whole-genome sequencing the way of the future

NEW Australian research has highlighted the potential of using whole-genome sequencing when detecting and treating outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. Legionella is ubiquitous in freshwater distribution systems such as plumbing and water cooling towers. Infection to humans is from inhalation of contaminated water aerosols and manifests itself into pneumonia, particularly in vulnerable and immunosuppressed patients.  … Read more »

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS: IBBS 17 in Manchester, UK

IBBS 17 – the 17th Triennial International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium is being held in Manchester, UK from 5th – 8th September 2017. The theme is “Preservation & Protection of Materials”  and there will be sessions on: Antiadhesive Surfaces Antimicrobial Surfaces Biocides Biocorrosion Biodegradation Biofilms and Biofilm Control Strategies Bioremediation Constructional Materials, Including Paints Cultural… Read more »

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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.