Recent Legionella Outbreak in the UK: Reducing the Bacteria in Your Cooling Tower
Cooling towers are a major source for Legionella. Legionella can be potentially fatal if the bacteria is inhaled. The biggest risk of Legionella infection occurs when people breathe in minuscule droplets of infected water. The infection is known as Legionnaires’ disease. It is important to properly maintain and clean your tower to prevent this. There has recently been an outbreak in the UK that has lead to one death. Fourteen others are in intensive care.
Legionella occurs naturally in water, so Legionella-free water systems can’t exist. To keep your system safe, prevent high concentrations and accumulation by using an adequate water treatment plan to keep cooling water free from algae, scaling and corrosion.
This adequate water treatment plan will also keep your system running efficiently, which makes for less energy use.