Achieving and Maintaining High Water Hygiene Standards
In the majority of cases, water hygiene and Legionella control are achieved through the cleanliness of the infrastructure (for example ensuring that tank cleaning and disinfection is carried out) and the maintenance of correct temperatures backed up by bacterial sampling and analysis.
Control of water hygiene starts with an assessment of the current condition and a programme of actions to bring the infrastructure up to compliance and then maintain that standard. Ara Environmental Ltd (a member of and audited by the Legionella Control Association), provides a full assessment, refurbishment and maintenance programme according to the ‘Approved Code of Guidance and Practice ACoP L8’ and accompanying HSG 274. This might include:-
In addition to control of Legionella and other bacteria in water systems. We are able to carry out a wide range of tests on the physical and organic chemistry of the water (See Water Quality Analysis). Using them in combination, allows us not only to examine the quality of the water but also to make comparisons and distinctions between samples. Our sampling is carried out to BS7592:2008 and processed at a UKAS accredited laboratory for full traceability.
Bacteria can proliferate in uneven surfaces which are hard to clean and where nutrients such as rust and dirt are present. We can replace, reline or repaint to ensure clean and undamaged surfaces.
Water Hygiene – Frequently Asked Questions
What is water hygiene?
Water hygiene is when you preserve the health of water systems including drinking water supplies, cooling towers, air handling units etc. Water is a basic necessity, and an important resource for sustaining life. The decline in water quality can impact the health of humans as well as the ecosystem. Clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation play an important part in maintaining health Water is a basic necessity, and an important resource for sustaining life. The decline in water quality endangers the health of humans as well as the ecosystem. Clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation play an important part in maintaining health
What is chlorination?
Water chlorination is the process of adding chlorine to water. This method is used to kill bacteria and other microbes in tap water as chlorine is highly toxic. This means that the water will then be safe for consumption and human use.