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Legionella Analysis in Drinking Water

Legionella bacteria propagate in warm water. They can lead to serious respiratory conditions. Infections are caused by inhaling aerosols (minute droplets of atomised water), which occur when showering and in other places. The bacteria can penetrate the respiratory organs where they may cause severe pneumonia. Two forms are known: Legionella pneumonia and the less severe Pontiac fever. In favourable conditions, Legionella bacteria are found in any building with hot water pipes. The Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV) prescribes regular analyses to minimise risk exposure in public facilities.

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So regular laboratory analyses remain the safest bet. We analyse your water samples, and provide you with the accredited certainty that your water pipes do not present any risk.

  • Residential properties
  • Hospitals
  • Dialysis centres
  • Rehab centres
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical and dental practices
  • Hotels
  • Swimming pools and other areas with ‘wet zones’.
  • large companies with sizeable sanitary facilities
  • The act of taking samples of drinking water is a key part of the analysis that influences the results just as much as the laboratory examination itself. It is imperative that the samples are taken by specialist personnel on-site and that the ambient conditions are checked and documented. We offer sampling services, which we conduct ourselves or commission from a specialist provider in your vicinity.
  • Transport of the samples to our laboratory.
  • Analysis according to all of the standards of the accredited laboratory and based on the requirements set forth by the UBA.
  • A meaningful certificate to help you demonstrate your conscientious approach to patients, guests or visitors. The more proactive approach to hygiene pays off. 
  • Naturally, we are happy to analyse your water to detect other germs or chemical residues on request.
  • We provide clinics with all hygiene services from a single source. Analyses of endoscopes and respirators, germ identification, geno-typing, resistance testing, infection management and consulting, hygiene plans, training and much more.

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Nationwide service in Germany: Specification of the sampling points, notification of the tenants, logistics, submission of the test report and control of the Legionella bacteria findings from a single source.

Regulations

Section 14(3) of the Drinking Water Ordinance (TrinkwV) 2001 requires testing of water in properties in which ‘there is a large system for the heating of drinking water that is used to dispense water, with due consideration of Section 6, within the framework of commercial or public activities ...’

‘The duty to conduct analyses under sentence 1 applies to systems that include showers or other facilities that produce drinking water aerosols ...’

The assessment is described in DVGW work sheet W 551 (dated April 2004).

DIN 19643-1:2012-11 describes the terms for legionella bacteria analyses in bathing water

 

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