This article looks at the potential health effects of drinking softened water. It explains how water softeners work, where they are used and considers some of the potential health concerns, highlighting a number of specific circumstances where softened water should be avoided. It concludes with some practical advice for those in hard water areas.
Whether plumbing systems are used at home or at work, each winter brings with it sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frozen pipes and the damage that it can bring.
As soon as the mercury in the thermometer dips below zero, there is the possibility that your pipes might freeze, landing you with a big bill for fixing them, and a mess to clear-up when the temperature rises again and they start to thaw out.
This technical guide explains the concept of district heating and how such heat distribution networks can be used to deliver significant eco-friendly, energy efficient heating solutions for both domestic and commercial occupiers.
The guide explains what district heating is, how it works, current trends and opportunities for adoption. It concludes by considering both the benefits and drawbacks of this type of centralised heating system.
In the UK landlords have a legal responsibility to manage the risks from legionella in their properties. In this article our water safety experts provide detailed legionella guidance for landlords and what they need to do to comply with the law, helping to sort fact from fiction.
In this article the environmental specialists at WTS consider the importance of air quality testing in both domestic and workplace environments. The article looks at the health and economic consequences caused by pollution, Sick Building Syndrome, what causes air pollution and how air testing can help improve home and workplace health and well-being, employee comfort, attendance and productivity issues.
This expert water quality guide considers the process of iron and manganese removal from water supplies and why it is important. The guide looks at the problems higher concentrations of both minerals can cause and the importance of water testing. It concludes with a review of the most popular options for the treatment of water containing higher levels of iron and manganese.
In this technical guide the industrial pre-treatment and water filtration specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the problems caused by membrane fouling. The guide looks at what causes it, how to detect it, and importantly, how to prevent or at least control it. It then goes on to consider the different techniques used to clean fouled membranes including mechanical and chemical methods, the benefits of pre-treatment of raw water sources, and concludes by considering aspects of good filtration system design.
This expert guide explains what duty holders, including employers, landlords and other people responsible for the management of property and facilities in the UK must do to minimise the risks from Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease in their workplace. The guide highlights the UK’s primary health and safety legislation covering the control of legionella, and sets out what duty holders need to do to comply with the law. It looks at the need to appoint a competent or responsible person, the importance of the risk assessment process, how to develop a written scheme of control, what practical measures can be taken to ensure water safety is maintained, and concludes with a review of what records need to be kept and for how long.