Best practice for Legionella control

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Best practices for Legionella control involve the effective management of water systems and the implementation of appropriate control measures. As you know by now, hot and cold water systems are potential sources of Legionella bacteria. Best practices for the management of hot and cold water systems include the following. Conducting a risk assessment to identify potential sources of Legionella and assess the level of risk. Implementing appropriate temperature control measures to ensure that the water in the system is kept outside the temperature range of 20 to 45 degrees C. Regularly monitoring and testing water system to ensure the control measures are effective in preventing the growth of Legionella. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting the water system to remove any sediment or biofilm. Best practices for the management of cooling towers and evaporative condensers include the following. Conducting a risk assessment to identify potential sources of Legionella and assess the level of risk. Implementing appropriate control measures including regular cleaning and disinfection of the water system and ensuring that the water is maintained at the correct temperature. Regularly monitoring and testing the water system to ensure the control measures are effective in preventing the growth of Legionella and finally, implementing appropriate maintenance measures to ensure the cooling tower or evaporative condenser is operating correctly.

Best practices for the management of spa pools and hot tubs include the following. Conducting a risk assessment to identify potential sources of Legionella and assess the level of risk. Implementing appropriate control measures including regular cleaning and disinfection of the water system and ensuring that the water is maintained at the correct temperature. Regularly monitoring and testing the water system to ensure the control measures are effective in preventing the growth of Legionella and finally ensuring that the spa pool or hot tub is operated correctly with the appropriate water circulation and filtration.