Machine developed to meet new mains water regulations

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Water regulations inspectors are set to clamp down on the dangers of water contamination in high risk sectors such as health care, in line with tough new regulations to be introduced in July. The rules make it compulsory for owners of nursing and residential care homes to end the risk of contaminated water from a washing machine flowing back into the mains water supply, resulting in a serious public health hazard. Anyone failing to comply with the rules faces the risk of prosecution and costly remedial work. Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) chief officer David Hodges said the water industry had a responsibility to protect customers against cross-contamination of their water supply, as well as the risk from infected water from a neighbouring building. “All those responsible for the use of water, such as proprietors of nursing and care homes, must ensure they are familiar with the potential dangers of backflow and cross-contamination, and that their system meets current regulations,” Mr Hodges said. “Th

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