Legionella Control

in potable and non-potable waters

Environmental Water Monitoring eliminates the risk of legionella infections in warm water systems and provides treatment of the water supply to prevent the growth of the bacteria. We also monitor the microbial quality of the water regularly to ensure that the treatment is effective.

Common treatment methods we use include the installation of Ultra Violet Light and Copper/Silver Ionisation Systems.

Environmental Water Monitoring can advise the best treatment options for your Warm Water System.

Water Risk Management Plan WRMP

WRMP for health care facilities, aged care facilities and hospitals

Risk Assessment

In Health Care Facilities, a Risk Assessment will determine the threats of water supplies and uses such as an installed Warm Water System poses.

Patient Risk is high in hospital departments with immuno-compromised patients, patients with chronic respiratory disease, patients undergoing general anesthesia

Departments such as

  • Oncology units,
  • Haematology units,
  • Organ transplant units,
  • Intensive care units,
  • High dependency units

System Design

System Design can have a large impact on the risk factors.

For example, systems with

  • complicated pipe work,
  • pipe work modified and added to over time
  • unsuitable materials of construction
  • water outlets seldom used and maintained.

all add to the increased risk of bacterial infections

Water Quality Monitoring

Water Quality Testing, Guidelines and Standards for fitness of use

We conduct testing for various parameters of chemical composition and microbial makeup of waters to ensure the quality of the water meets guidelines for its intended use, be it for human consumption or for industrial and process use.

The composition of water is ever changing. There is an increasing tension between demand, supply and quality. Being a universal solvent, water will dissolve gases, liquids and solids thereby changing its physical appearance, its chemical composition and its microbial makeup. Testing of water at various intervals can determine if changes in the water quality is occurring. The frequency of testing will often be determined by the rate and extent of change in the parameters tested. Testing frequency will also be determined by the effect of the change in those parameters affecting health and the parameters affecting the integrity of the equipment using the water, for example, the effect of corrosion.

Responsibility of testing of water is slowly shifting from the preserve of the supplier of the water to the end user. A program of testing of water used for human consumption or for industrial use should be considered to ensure changes over time, usually of small increments, will be detected. Steps can then be taken to correct or reverse the changes.