Businesses must flush out water supply before reopening to avoid deadly Legionnaires’ disease risk, government says

Businesses must flush out water supply before reopening to avoid deadly Legionnaires’ disease risk, government says. An article release by The Independent goes into detail of how the Government is warning reopening business and buildings to prepare to do a full flush of their water systems before reopening. “Businesses have been warned to flush out the water supply in their …

Israeli Startup Hopes To Reduce Legionnaires’ Risk With Safe Shower

An Israeli startup company has been working on a prototype shower head that is rumoured reduce or even eliminate the risk of legionnaires disease within the average home, however, if proved successful this could have mass application across the globe. Follow along with this article from Israeli Innovation News to find out just how it works and how the small …

How tech is helping water companies improve lockdown customer service

An article by WWT was posted last month discussing how new technology could be helping business and large buildings keep their water safe over lockdown. Bobby Bahia, commercial director for transport & infrastructure at Totalmobile, discusses how technology innovations and deployments in the last year mean that Lockdown 3.0 is going to look very different (and improved) for customers and …

Getting Schools Water Check Ready for Kids to Return

With the Government announcing the reopening of public schools in England on the 8th March there are a number of safety precautions they’re going to have to take to help prevent the spread of Covid. However, this should not discount the regular checks that schools should be enforcing to provide safe and clean water for their students and staff. As …

Report provides road map to improve response to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks and conserve water

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (March 9, 2020) – A new policy report, Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers – Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes, published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes a standardized yet flexible template for cooling tower registries that are designed to improve health outcomes, address disparity in affected populations, and increase water and energy efficiency. NSF …

Man, 72, contracted Legionnaires after trip to Turkey for wedding

A holidaymaker diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after attending his granddaughter’s wedding in Turkey has instructed specialist lawyers to investigate his illness. Thomas Peek, from Exeter, Devon, was admitted to hospital shortly after his all-inclusive holiday with 16 family and friends at two-star Akdeniz Beach Hotel in Turkey. The 72-year-old had started experiencing problems including sickness and diarrhoea around four days …

In Illinois, Legionnaires’ Disease More Prevalent Than Coronavirus

A very interesting article was published today by WCBU.org which reads as follows. With a fourth case of COVID-19 announced in Illinois Monday, coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. But experts say there’s another, more common disease that ought to be getting more attention. At issue is the waterborne illness known as Legionnaires’ Disease. It made headlines in Illinois two years …

Confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease after investigation launched at Isle of Wight hotel and spa

According to a recent post by the Isle of Wight County Press their has now been a confirmed case of Legionnaires disease caused by the Melville Hall Hotel’s swimming facilities. The Isle of Wight Council confirmed last week high levels of Legionella bacterium, which causes the potentially-fatal water-borne disease, had been found at the Melville Hall Hotel and Utopia Spa. The council’s …