Experts in drinking water quality
Clean drinking water is essential to life – but it takes work
How valuable is clean drinking water?
How dangerous are legionella bacteria?
In Germany alone, up to 30,000 people contract legionellosis (legionnaires’ disease)– a collective term for the lung diseases triggered by legionella bacteria – each year. This is an alarming figure, especially in the context of the demographic changes taking place in our society, as the risk of contracting legionellosis increases with age. To minimise the risk, water temperatures in building systems should always be maintained at below 25°C (77°F) or above 55°C (131°F). But heating up hot water supplies consumes a great deal of energy.