Legionella Control

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How to Minimize Legionella Risks in Hot & Cold Water Systems

Many of us are unaware that even clean-looking water can present hidden dangers. Legionella, the cause of Legionnaires’ Disease, is a waterborne bacterium commonly found in natural water sources, usually in small volumes. However, it can pose a health risk when it enters man-made water systems. Where conditions are right legionella bacteria can quickly proliferate …

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Why Water Tank Cleaning is Critical for Legionella Control?

Water tanks are integral to many industrial processes and are a requirement in nearly all domestic and commercial environments. Efficient operation of these systems is essential to minimising running costs and maintaining production. Water safety and hygiene are equally important particularly with regard to the control of Legionella bacteria. If your business supplies water for …

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Control Measures to Manage Legionella Risk in Summer

Summer is finally here in Ireland. A rise in mercury means increased use of many water applications. Air conditioning units and associated cooling towers, for example, are in greater demand in the summer and swimming pools are visited more frequently. While many would be enjoying the warm weather, duty holders and responsible persons must be …

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How to Manage Little Used Outlets for Legionella Control?

Hot and cold water systems in a building should be regularly monitored, operated, maintained at temperatures that do not lead to microbial growth such as harmful legionella bacteria. This is usually achieved by maintaining a supply hot water temperature of at least 60°C from the heat source and or hot storage vessel, with the cold …

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How Water Flushing Regime Controls Legionella in Building Water Systems?

The safety of building water systems must be taken very seriously. It is the responsibility of the statutory duty holder to keep the water systems safe by preventing the risk of legionella outbreak which could lead to Pontiac Fever & Legionnaires’ disease. The most common way to prevent the growth of legionella bacteria in water …

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