Feedwater Ltd was recently approached by construction review online magazine about featuring in an article on drinking water in Africa, due to the success of our Activ-Ox chlorine dioxide dosing unit we were given the opportunity to explain the advantages of using Activ-Ox to help with the purification of drinking water in the African market. The article has also given us the opportunity to seek out new African distributors to help strengthen our reach in that market and to compliment the growth we have experienced in our Arab markets over the past few years.

Follow the link below to view the article.



Looking to learn Russian? Well, we don’t have the solution for you, but we do have a new Russian language website. Feedwater has for many years achieved growing export sales owing to a group of foreign distributors selling Feedwater products in their home country. The benefits are improved exposure to new markets for Feedwater and the opportunity to sell high quality British-manufactured chemicals and equipment in a country where perhaps the quality and choice of water treatment products and services is limited. By constructing a new Russian language website, we are helping to increase our exposure to a huge growing market with an appetite for high quality manufactured British goods.

To take a look at the new website visit



Feedwater is pleased to announce that we have secured a date for our next Legionella awareness course to be held in the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port, Merseyside on Wednesday the 16th of October 2013.

The seminars will be presented by Gary Hogben B.Sc, C.Biol. MSB, MWM. Soc.  Gary is a professional scientist and trainer, specialising in the detection and control of Legionella bacteria in water. He has extensive experience and a vast knowledge of the subject and is regularly contributing to the national and international agenda for Legionella control.

Who should attend?

Site management, maintenance and monitoring personnel who are responsible for the safe storage of water and safe operation of water systems.

Anyone wanting a good grounding in legionella awareness and control.

To make a booking please contact Feedwater by phone or email, more information and contact details are available on our Legionella training page:




A Merthyr Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined for failing to take appropriate measures to control the risk of exposure of its workers and the public to the potentially fatal Legionella bacteria.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Merthyr Industrial Services (Biomass) Limited following an investigation of its premises as part of HSE’s response to the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease along the Heads of the Valleys corridor in September 2010.

HSE inspectors visited the Penygarnddu Industrial Estate premises on 8 September 2010 and found that over a period of five weeks, the company had sporadically been operating a cooling tower on site without taking appropriate measures to control the risk of proliferation of the Legionella bacteria.

A Prohibition Notice was immediately served preventing the cooling tower from being used until all appropriate controls were put in place.

Merthyr Industrial Services (Biomass) Limited of Penygarnddu Industrial Estate, Merthyr Tydfil pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 8(1) of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, and Regulation 3(1) of the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

Today at Merthyr Tyfdil Magistrates’ Court they were fined £600 and ordered to pay full costs of £8,577.

The Legionnaires’ outbreak was declared on 3 September 2010 and was officially announced as over on 12 October 2010.

The multi-agency investigation revealed that no single source was identified for the outbreak, but investigations suggested a number of different possible sources accounted for the cases.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Stuart Charles said:

“While it is not alleged this company was one of the sources of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak last year, it is essential that companies operating cooling towers fully understand the risks of Legionella, and the steps they need to take to control that risk.

“Operating a cooling tower, even for short periods, without the proper controls in place can present a significant risk to employees and members of public.

“It is important companies comply with the legal requirement to notify Local Authorities if they are operating a cooling tower. If an outbreak occurs, this information is vital to the Outbreak Control Team when planning a response.”

More information on Legionnaires’ disease is available at Press enquiries Regional reporters should call the appropriate regional COI press office.

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