Water System Disinfection
DiHydro has been treating Legionella bacteria contaminated water systems since 1979. DiHydro's Disinfection Program eliminates and prevents harmful bacteria contamination in water systems.
THE DANGERS OF LEGIONELLA
Legionella bacteria is commonly found in natural water sources (e.g. lakes, rivers) and moist environments. The bacteria also occurs in man-made water systems, such as:
- Cooling towers
- Hot water tanks and heaters
- Pipes and plumbing systems
- Shower heads and sink faucets
- Hot tubs and spa pools
- Decorative fountains and water features
Health problems can arise when small, airborne droplets of water containing the bacteria are breathed in. Inhaling these water droplets can result in Legionnaires' disease -- a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria infecting the lungs.
Proper building water system maintenance is crucial to protecting public health.
Facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and large apartment complexes are most at risk to Legionella bacteria contamination. People most susceptible to contracting Legionnaires' disease are:
- People 50 years or older
- Current or former smokers
- People with chronic lung disease
- People with a weakened immune system
- People with cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, or liver failure
STANDBY EMERGENCY DISINFECTION PROGRAM
We provide a "first response" approach when initiating an emergency disinfection program. Our technicians and equipment are ready to go for initiating our emergency bacterial disinfection program. Our program treats potable hot and cold water distribution systems (tanks, mains, supply, risers, branch lines, fixtures, etc.).
Disinfection removes oil, grease, and pesticides as well as removes harmful bacteria -- especially coliform bacteria as confirmed by laboratory analysis. The goal of disinfection is to kill waterborne pathogens that can cause disease outbreaks. Disinfection of all new and repaired potable water piping and mains is required by township, city, and state governments in order to protect public health & safety.
WHEN DOES DISINFECTION NEED TO OCCUR?
Prior to newly constructed potable water supply mains and piping being put into service
After existing potable water supply piping or supply mains have been opened and repaired
When water mains and/or supply piping have tested positive for harmful bacteria
Chlorinating/disinfecting water storage tanks
Flushing of chlorinated water
De-chlorination; removing chlorine from water by means of filtration
Water sampling collection and bacteriological laboratory testing and reporting
DiHydro offers a cost-effective approach to pipe disinfection. Our pipe disinfection program includes flushing, disinfection, and sample testing -- all performed by experienced DiHydro technicians. We have decades of experience in protecting and restoring piping systems.
Our expertly engineered program consists of:
- Detection, prevention and outbreak response using a team of experts
- Rapid response
- Turnkey implementation of disinfection
- No disruption in building operation
- Corrosion control
- Water sample collection and analysis
- Long term infection control