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4 ways to minimise legionella build up in hot and cold water systems

Legionella cases continue to rise

Unfortunately, this is a topic which keeps arising within the media and has potentially catastrophic consequences. According to the government, there were over 814 Legionella related incidents in 2018.  More recently, it was reported on BBC News that 14 people contracted the respiratory disorder at a Bournemouth Spa, whilst in a shopping development in Barrow over 180 people were said to be experiencing legionella symptoms.
These numbers are staggering and indicates the need for a solution to be adopted within plumbing systems. Before we look at the solution, it is important to understand the cause of legionella.