Water Hygiene for Leisure Centres and Gyms

swimming pool

Guidance by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) surrounding water hygiene is something that should be followed by all commercial buildings – leisure centres and gyms are included in this! The HSE’s ACoP L8 with the supporting HSG274 documents ensure that duty holders can comply with regulations when it concerns domestic water systems. In addition […]

Health Effects of Drinking Softened Water


Over the years, there have been concerns about drinking softened water due to the amount of sodium that exists within water having passed through a softening device. So, what is the truth? Is it safe? Have a read of this article to find out. Why use softened water? Firstly, let’s discuss why softened water is […]

What is Water Resilience?

water resilience

In general terms, we can understand resilience as the capacity to withstand and recover from difficult circumstances. Similarly, water resilience is this exact same characteristic but in relation to a water system. Have a read below to learn more about water resilience and how it can be achieved. How can water resilience be achieved? Within […]

Why do we filter water?

water filter

Water filters act like a sponge removing unwanted impurities from water such as hardness, odour, bacteria & sediment. In doing so the water quality is improved and by using specific filtration methods you can make water pretty much fit for any purpose whether it’s for human consumption or use in making foods, manufacturing and more. […]

How to test for legionella in water

a test for legionella

Before we get into how to test for legionella it’s important to understand what it is and where it came from. So, what is Legionella? Legionella bacteria is commonly found in water. The bacteria multiply where temperatures are between 20-45°C and nutrients are available. The bacteria are dormant below 20°C and do not survive above […]

The L8 Law on Water


Are you breaking the L8 Law on water? You must be compliant with L8 Legionnaires water regulations and new laws which are updated and listed every month. PortawaterUK is part of a group which is updated and informed of new law changes so you can rely on us to keep your building water legal. Badly […]

Harvesting Rainwater

harvested rain water in watering can

Save money with harvested water! Water collecting from rain-fall can be collected in harvest tanks and then be re-used for almost any process or use. Once the water is collected, we can condition it with certain equipment to suit the use it will be used for. Any sediment or debris is removed using filters, usually […]