Water features have become increasingly popular over the past few years, particularly in housing and office developments. Aqua Air Hygiene Solutions Limited are members of The Public Monuments and Sculptures Association following its incorporation of The Fountain Society and have developed a major involvement in water features working closely with designers, installers, operators and maintainers of such features.
There are two main types of water features, the ‘organic’ type where the water remains essentially untreated so that fish and plants can live in a natural environment, and the treated type where the water is treated with biocides to prevent the growth of legionella and other microbiological contaminants.
Most water features produce aerosols and during the warmer summer months are quite likely to see the water temperature rise above 20ºC, the temperature at which legionella bacteria begins to proliferate. Elevated temperatures coupled with high winds can cause legionella contaminated water to be distributed as an aerosol over a significant area and put susceptible people at risk, if the water is left untreated and tested. Each water feature should have a risk assessment carried out as required by L8:2013 in order to assess the risk of legionella being produced in the future.
Aqua Air Hygiene Solutions Limited are primarily involved in the installation, testing and maintenance of these features. We can supply the necessary chemicals and plant for the treatment of the circulating water. We also undertake the regular temperature monitoring and testing for legionella and other microbiological organisms particularly during the warmer summer months. The Water Management Society are proposing to bring out a Technical Guidance document for water features in the near future which Air Hygiene Solutions Limited are significantly involved with.
We have an enviable reputation for professionalism and quality of service, so much so that 95% of our work comes through recommendation. Our knowledge of water and air systems is unrivalled in the industry. Our specialist services are particularly valuable to property managers facility managers, local authorities, health care premises, schools, colleges, universities, leisure centers, hotels, care homes, health care premises and hospitals. Anyone involved in running and maintaining buildings should talk to us. Whether you require a one off tank clean or more comprehensive works our fully trained personnel will be able to help keep you safe and up to date with current legislation requirements. There are still over two hundred cases of legionella confirmed in the UK every year. Aqua Air Hygiene Solutions Limited can help to make sure that you are not responsible for such an outbreak.