Evidence is emerging of the significant increase in Legionella growth in premises offering overnight accommodation where the usage/occupancy was affected during the 2020/21 COVID lockdown. The information strongly suggests that there is a potentially increased risk of Legionella exposure for those people staying in hotels or similar accommodation when the sites come back into full use in 2021. Legionella infections include the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease, an atypical form of pneumonia, with a high mortality rate.
An Abattoir was pursuing the use of a borehole for the supply of make-up water to two large Evapco condensers. Site already had an existing water treatment supplier treating the condensers whom had recently submitted a large quotation for dosing/control equipment for a third new condenser to be installed. A local Feedwater consultant was able to offer an alternative option using Coolguard chemicals and save the client a significantly against other competitive proposals.
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After the increasingly common occurrence of flooding after winter storms it is important to be aware of the increased risk of infection by bacteria in contaminated drinking water.
Feedwater offers advice for when and what to sample for in flood hit areas.
Feedwater are one of the first laboratories in the UK to offer new qPCR rapid legionella testing. With results available in as quick as 6 hours it is possible to get results on the same day the sample arrives in to the lab.
Feedwater microbiological and chemistry water analysis offerings continue to grow.
Feedwater has proudly positioned itself as the all in one water treatment company carrying a wide gamut of products and services to cover the entirety of customer’s water treatment requirements. This has included having in-house chemistry and microbiological laboratories which process 10,000s of water samples for analysis every year.
Information obtained from regular monitoring can indicate:
whether or not water replacement and backwashing are being undertaken at sufficient frequency,
disinfectant levels are adequate,
show whether or not the operation of the water treatment plant is coping effectively with the bather load,
highlight any unnecessary hand dosing of water treatment chemicals,
provide information on the condition of the filter bed, and
provide advanced warning of failure of filter, pumps, valves etc.
We can break down the guidance for you in an easily digestible manner so that you can be clear on what the guidance says and what you should be doing in your situation. Be aware that sometimes there is no requirement or need to sample. But in some cases sampling is required, especially in care homes and health care premises.
We get asked this questions a lot so we came up with an article to cover what you may consider.
Have a read and make an informed decision on what, if anything, you should test your potable/drinking water for.