Legionella Lab Water Testing
Legionnaires disease is a potentially fatal infection with members of the bacterial genus Legionella. The disease is caught by the inhalation of droplets of water from water systems containing the organism at high levels. Although Legionnaires disease is relatively rare, other, less serious, infections also occur, such as Pontiac Fever and Lochgoilhead Fever. The true numbers of Legionella infections are not known but the detected outbreaks attract massive publicity and could cause system operators to be prosecuted for serious offences. The HSE publishes guidance on Legionella control and Legionella Testing, known as L8. Complying with L8 helps you to comply with the law.
Feedwater Ltd is a founder member of the Legionella Control Association and runs a UKAS accredited micro laboratory for the testing of Legionella and other water-based bacteria. This analysis is readily available for order online where customers are provided sample kits with pre-paid return packet for analysis at the lab. Where required Feedwater’s nationwide team of consultants can perform sampling as a service also advising on suitable sample points.