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figawa-work group water analytics goes forward: After nationwide status analysis a more detailed study on legionellae follows

The figawa-work group water analytics mandates the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health of University of Bonn (ihph) with a followup study on the occurrence of legionellae in drinking water systems. The research project shall deliver more detailed information than the prior status analysis. First results will be exspected in the end of 2017.

 

The work group came up with more than 1,000,000 drinking water datasets giving a global overview of the hygienic situation in domestic water systems in Germany.

Soon after the first results were published, the quality of the data that was assessed was criticized by a variety of water experts. Many water samples could not be assigned to a specific installation. On many protocols the information about the sample and water temperature was lacking. A certain set of data could not be processed by the labs IT, for instance the location of drinking water installation if the address differed from the postal adress of the owner or operator.

To eliminate those deficits the figawa decided in January 2017 to order a followup study with a better set of variables to be examined and assessed. The final results are expected to be published in November 2017.

Drinking water check-ups for legionella offered to enterprises re-opening their offices

Due to covid 19 many industrial, commercial and public buildings have not been used for several months. Since the numbers of new infections with the corona virus have been going down lately companies take a shot at re-opening their businesses. If in the facilities re-opening now drinking water installations have not been in operation or have not been flushed in certain intervals water stagnation may have led to exponential growth of biofilms and - along with that - pathogenic bacteria such as pseudomonas aeruginosa and legionella in the pipes. 

We offer all firms (before re-opening) a thorough check-up of the drinking water for legionella and other pathogenic germs to attractive conditions. Do not hesitate to ask us. We work for German industries as well as for Anglo-American companies from commercial and industrial branches that run subsidiaries in Germany.

 

Industry

Although coming from the housing sector we have seen an increase in business relations with industrial  enterprises. Before the German drinking water directive passed the Bundesrat firms of the producing and processing industry have always been very sensitive for safety issues. Labor protection laws ordered them to have the water used or processed tested for potentially pathogenic bacteria.

Gas leak detection with GAS-Control

WATERcontrol has evolved from the "big sister" GAS-Control GmbH, a specialist for preventive gas safety checks within builidngs. GAS-Control has worked for the German housing industry for 25 years.

To detect gas leakages, even on concealed lines, the firm operates with portable gas leak detectors that pinpoint tracers of natural gas where they escape from the pipe.