We all know that Covid-19 is a respiratory illness and you catch it by inhaling infected droplets, but can the virus that causes it (SARS-CoV-2) be found in wastewater and if so is that a good or a bad thing?
Cath asks what effect would a Brexit vote have on sustainable water legislation in the UK, and concludes that we should stay in.
Cath explains ech2o’s concept of ‘gudge thoery’ and finds out what will incentivise adolescents to get out of the shower quicker
The PassivHaus standard has been instrumental in driving forward massive reductions in the energy required to heat a building. But it doesn’t address hot water demand. Cath thinks it should… Cath writes for passivehouse+ magazine
Since internal overflows were allowed under the revised Water Regulations of 1999, a failing ball valve is no longer identified by a dripping (or running) overflow but merely runs to waste down the back of the WC cistern. A good thing surely? Well actually No, as Cath explains.
This quarter’s column looks at where and why hard water forms in the UK, what on-site solutions are available and asks whether we should follow the Dutch example of centrally softening mains water.
Cath considers how total washroom control has the potential to save large amounts of water in the education sector.
Cath discusses the risks from Legionalla and ways of ensuring that it is less of a problem.
Despite what it says in the Building Regulations, Cath argues the case for hand washing facilities in all public toilets to be cold water only to save on carbon emissions, without any detriment to health.
Cath discusses WSUD and SuDS in light of the recent floods