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LEGIONELLA - Business advice regarding water systems and shower heads

During the time of lockdown your water systems will have been left unused, with water sat in pipework for a prolonged period of time during warm weather.

Perhaps you have showers in your place of work?
Shower heads can be a breeding ground for legionella bacteria if left for a prolonged period of time without being used. It is essential that all water systems are flushed out prior to reopening, and shower heads thoroughly cleaned.

Ensure that you follow the advice on Gateshead Councils website ( and make contact with our environmental health officers if you need further help.


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