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Subsidiary company GAS-Control GmbH celebrates its 30th anniversary.

On November 1, 1993, Marc Vincenz founded GAS-Control as a sole proprietorship based in Steinhude. 30 years later, GAS-Control GmbH employs more than 40 full-time employees, collaborates with over 20 independent gas inspectors, and generates an annual revenue of more than 3 million EUR. The younger sister company WATERcontrol extends heartfelt congratulations on the 30th anniversary of the firm and to this remarkable success story. Today, a delegation from WATERcontrol presented these beautiful helium balloons to Jana Franke, the authorized representative of GAS-Control GmbH and daughter of the company owner Marc Vincenz, who is celebrating the anniversary at the overseas office in Gran Canaria. The milestone birthday will be appropriately celebrated during this year's Christmas party on December 16, 2023, with 100 invited guests. The founder of the company, Marc Vincenz, had the business idea of ​​testing gas pipelines for leaks. This was prompted by [...]

2024-02-12T17:16:01+01:001. November 2023|Concerning us, Press releases|

New comprehensively amended drinking water ordinance in force since June 24, 2023

Germany was required to implement the requirements set by the EU Drinking Water Directive, which came into force on January 12, 2021, by January 12, 2023. This included, among other things, the introduction of the so-called risk-based approach to safe water for all water suppliers and the establishment of minimum hygiene requirements for materials and substances in contact with drinking water. With some delay, the new Drinking Water Ordinance passed the Federal Council on March 31, 2023. After an unusually long wait of almost 3 months, she was released on June 23, 2023, was published in the Federal Law Gazette and entered into force one day later, on June 24, 2023, in force. The second ordinance amending the Drinking Water Ordinance is the first profound and comprehensive revision of the ordained drinking water law, introducing new topics and also a new system, which, according to the [...]

2023-07-03T17:02:34+02:0026. June 2023|Press releases|

Legionella in the shade of Corona: 12.000 water samples taken in Covid19-times evaluated

In the proceedings of the dominating covid19 pandemic industrial, commercial and private buildings had to be shutdown to avoid the spread of the corona virus The German Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) warned not to neglect the health hazards coming from drinking water installations in terms of legionella growth if the facilities are out of operation for a longer period of time. We took a look at our own set of drinking water data all gathered in corona-times - with surprising results.

2023-06-14T12:48:14+02:0030. March 2023|Facts, Press releases|

New Drinking Water Regulation comes into effect at the end of April.

The final draft proposal for the second comprehensive amendment of the Drinking Water Regulation was published on February 15th (2nd amendment to the Drinking Water Regulation). Although it is rumored that the Federal Council had some proposed changes, we expect that the Drinking Water Regulation will pass the Federal Council on March 31, 2023, in substantial parts as stipulated in the Federal Council draft resolution.

2023-06-14T10:20:36+02:0029. March 2023|Press releases|

Professional services

  • Drinking water testing for Legionella according to Drinking Water Ordinance (core business)
  • Drinking water testing for microbiological and chemical parameters prior to commissioning of systems (e.g. acceptance sampling)
  • Testing of swimming pool and bathing water
  • Testing of raw water
  • Random samples (Z-samples) in drinking and utility water installations for chemical parameters, especially heavy metals
  • Graduated stagnation samples (S0, S1, S2 samples) for chemical parameters, especially heavy metals
  • On-site determination of electrical conductivity and pH value of water
  • Qualitative sensory testing of drinking water on site

Service offerings

  • Processing of client’s object lists and maintenance of inventory data in EDV systems
  • Object inspections to determine testing obligations and, if necessary, establishment of sampling points
  • Nationwide standardized sampling by quality management-integrated, hygiene and sensoric trained samplers with takeover of user/tenant communication
  • Schedule planning for test-obligated apartments between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm; individual appointments with individual tenants/users
  • Correspondence with health authorities on behalf of the client
  • Monitoring of deadlines for all recurring testing obligations on behalf of the client”
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