WMSoc Publications for purchase

The following publications created for WMSoc members are available for sale to non-members. Documents are provided in printed format, price inclusive of postage and packaging.

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The Management of Harvested Rainwater Systems W046-6 - April 2022

12 page guidance document produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published April 2022

Working Party members: Warren Bradshaw, Alan Greaves, Giles Green, Mike Hunter, Garry Kerin, Susanne Lee, David Little, Elise Maynard, Stuart Nixon, Graham Thompson

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Guidance on the Principles of Legionella Risk Assessment in Industrial Process Water Systems W046-8 - Jan 2020

Guidance produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published 2010 - Revised January 2020

Working Party members: P J Alvey, J S Barr, D H Bebbington, G Green, T Laffey, D Little, G B Piper & G N Walker


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The Management and Control of Waterborne Bacteria in Primary Care Dental Practices W046-7 - Jan 2020

Guidance produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published February 2011 - Revised January 2020

Working Party members: John Alvey, David Bebbington, Martin Fulford BDS, MPhil, DGDP, FIMBS, Mary Henderson, John Lynch, Elise Maynard, Dr Gareth Morgan Thomas BDS (Hons), MFDS (RCS Ed), MSc (Endo), PGC (D Ed.) & James T Walker


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Managing the Risk of Legionnaires' disease in Vehicle Wash Systems W046-5 - Jan 2020

12 page guidance document produced by Water Management Society Working Party
First published June 2008 - Revised January 2020

Working Party members: John Alvey, David Bebbington, Philip Chown, Giles Green, David Little, George Piper & Susanne Surman-Lee


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Managing the Risk of Legionnaires' Disease in Emergency Safety Showers, Eyebaths, and Facewash Fountains W046-3 - Jan 2020

8 page guidance document produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published June 2008 - Revised January 2020

Working Party members: John Alvey, David Bebbington, Philip Chown, Giles Green, David Little, George Piper & Susanne Surman-Lee


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Managing the Cleaning of Fill Pack in Cooling Towers W046-2 - Jan 2020

20 page guidance document produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published December 2009 - Amended January 2020

Working Party members: John Alvey, John Barr, David Bebbington, Paul Brailsford, Alan Elsworth, Bob Macleod-Smith & Bill Robinson


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Understanding Your Cooling Tower System W050 - Jan 2020

This two-fold publication gives guidelines as to what should be present in a water treatment service report, how to understand the terms used and their significance.

As well as being the primary means of formal communication between the service provider and the system operator, the service report is an essential record of the water conditions prevailing in the system and therefore has legal status. As such it should be signed by the service provider and the operator and retained on file for five years from the end of the cooling season.

Version April 2014


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The Management of Legionella in Air Washers, Wet Scrubbers, Particle and Trivial Gas Scrubbers W046-1 - Jan 2020

8 page guidance document produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published July 2010 - Revised January 2020

Working Party members: John Alvey, David Bebbington, Alan Elsworth & Giles Green


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Managing the Risk of Legionnaires' disease in Solar Heating Systems W046-4 - Jan 2020

12 page guidance document produced by Water Management Society Working Party

First published December 2009 - Revised January 2020

Working Party members: John Alvey, David Bebbington, Alan Greaves, Giles Green, John V Lee, Tom Makin & Steve Tuckwell


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Legionnaires' Disease (Knowing your responsibilities & avoiding prosecution) W045

From this Guide it should be clear that the health and safety authorities, especially the HSE, take the threat of Legionnaires' disease caused by poorly designed, operated or maintained water systems very seriously. As a dutyholder or responsible person you need to be aware of your legal responsibilities and follow the steps outlined in this Guide to eliminate or control the risk. Cooling towers, hot water services and spa pools carry the greatest risk but these and other lower risk water systems can be operated safely and without risk to public health with a suitable risk assessment in place and a control scheme which effectively and demonstrably controls the risk of legionella bacteria. Sustained compliance with your regulatory responsibilities will ensure you will not be on the receiving end of onerous enforcement or prosecution.

This guide was refreshed January 2020


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Keeping Your Cooling Tower Safe W047

This two-fold publication has been in circulation since 1989. With a major revision in February 2014 to revise the publication in line with current thinking and to reflect the increased emphasis on Health and Safety Responsibilities of Owners.

Updated February 2014


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Guide to Legionella Risk Assessment W043

It is now over ten years since the first Guide to Risk Assessment was published by the Technical Committee of the Water Management Society. Since that time, members of the Technical Committee have collectively undertaken numerous risk assessment surveys across a wide range of buildings and water systems. Their accumulated knowledge together with additional input from the Health & Safety Executive has been utilised in this revision of the Guidance.The Legionella Control Association committee has studied the training requirements for Service Providers. Inspection of the LCA matrix for training indicates that nothing short of the complete spectrum of modules that are listed will prove sufficient for the high standards expected in the current times.

The revised Guidance not only encompasses updated site survey details but has been considerably expanded to cover additional items such as record keeping, written control schemes, schematic drawings and risk statement summaries.If you are involved in risk assessments of building water systems this revised Guidance is an essential tool that you should consult at every stage - but remember, it is GUIDANCE - it does not ultimately dictate how you must conduct your own individual assessments.

  • comprehensive assessment survey forms
  • loose leaf presentation with durable cover
  • no commercial bias
  • covers all water services under seven headings
  • easy to complete forms giving comprehensive information relating to business services
  • compatible with WMS Site Log Book for Water Services

RECENTLY UPDATED TO: Issue 5 - September 2019


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Code of Practice Cooling Water W044

Produced by the WMS without commercial bias to reflect current legislation.

The loose leaf, ring-bound format allows for easy addition and updating of information and makes this a companion volume to the Site Log Book for Water Services and the Guide to Risk Assessment. The Code is based on the practical experience of engineers and chemists working in the main industrial centres in the United Kingdom. It covers small factory units with cooling systems of a few cubic metres, to large industrial complexes circulating millions of cubic metres of water per day.

Version 6 2015


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