Flushing Regimes

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Flushing Regimes for Legionella Prevention


Flushing regimes are essential practices for preventing the growth of Legionella bacteria in water systems, particularly in areas where water is stagnant or infrequently used.

Best Practices for Implementing Flushing Regimes

Identify Areas and Create a Flushing Schedule

Identify areas: Determine parts of the water system needing flushing, such as infrequently used taps, showers, cooling towers, spa pools, and hot water systems. Establish a flushing schedule to ensure regular maintenance.

Ensure Correct Flow Rate and Duration

Flushing should be conducted with appropriate flow rate and duration: to effectively remove stagnant water. Monitor water temperature during flushing to maintain optimal conditions for Legionella prevention.

Competent Personnel for Flushing

Use competent personnel: Flushing should only be carried out by trained individuals with experience in Legionella prevention. This ensures proper execution and effectiveness of flushing regimes.

Implementing effective flushing regimes and water treatments significantly reduces the risk of Legionella in water systems. It is crucial to ensure all measures are executed by competent personnel to maintain safety and compliance with health and safety regulations.