Legionella is on rise. And research shows that 12-85% of all the hospital water systems have this potential bug. Also a study carried out by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 19% of cases are associated with long term care facilities, and 15% of them are hospitals. The Legionanaire’s disease is very dangerous.
This disease is often seen in healthcare facilities that have a mortality rate of 40%, thereby making it mandatory to carry out Legionella risk assessment. Trusted Water is a water service company that helps prevent the risks of Legionella. It helps with on site water quality management. It also provides water testing services and DIY water inspection kits.
Trusted Water uses Hydrosene technology. It first heard about it in the NSF Legionella Management Conference in 2018. And after that the company decided to test the concept. The process was a three tier one which included ease of use, cost and response time.
After testing, Trusted Water wanted to incorporate Hydrosene technology into their service. Apart from Hydrosene tech, it uses quality parameters like 2 factor ATP Testing, HPC, and Pseudomonas. They now use escalation testing, that means if general testing says that there is risk of Legionella, Hydrosene saves the day.
There are numerous benefits of using the Hydrosene Technology. One of them is it is budget friendly. And it also helps them to provide the result to their clients while they are still on site.
Terry Strange, who is the president of Trusted Water, said- “Speed of response, allowing confirmation of presence/ absence of Legionella during our onsite service, is the most important aspect of using the Hydrosene test method. If we suspect that there is Legionella bacteria at a certain water outlet we can quickly check before leaving the facility.”
He also added how it saves their time and money. And they can do multiple locations on a fixed budget. The pro of this method is clients can do their own tests if they want to. This method definitely beats the traditional lab culture testing.