Following our post on 29th May 2020 titled “Water UK: Recovering Water Supplies after Prolonged Inactivity”, Scottish Water have asked us to remind customers about the dangers of legionella. Unfortunately, there has been an outbreak of legionella at a number of buildings which have opened recently, after being closed for the lockdown.
Water UK has published a guide for businesses on recovering drinking water supplies after a prolonged period of inactivity. It can be found here.
The note provides guidance to building owners, landlords, managers and to those who operate “Refill” schemes. It explains the steps necessary once access to buildings is permitted, as to how to restore drinking water systems.
Building owners should also be mindful of the risks to all non-drinking water systems such as heating systems, leisure systems and water used in production after substantial periods of inactivity.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact PURE’s Customer Service Team on 0330 113 3050.