Drinking Water Hygiene within water distribution systems is our responsibility
Hygiene is the science of protection against diseases, legionella bacteria and preservation and fortification of health. Drinking Water Hygiene means safe tap water, which does not represent any significant risk to health over a lifetime of consumption, as defined by the Guidelines.
Potable water is the most important element of life. Ensuring it remains in hygienically perfect condition – from the main line connection to the outlet – is our responsibility to support planners, plumbers and operating companies.
Uponor Hygiene Logic is the drinking water distribution system that ensures superior hygienic standards with decentralized hot water generation, the “loop” installation method and automatic pipe flushing to eliminate stagnation.
Key rules to ensure good drinking water quality
Warm water should be > 55 °C
Uponor pipe technology and design methods help to keep the water temperature below 25 °C and avoid warm-up in the cold water delivery pipe.
Potable water supply installations are to be planned to ensure sufficient water exchange of every 72 hours/ at least every 7 days. Uponor loop installations and automatically flushing units help to keep the water flowing and avoid stagnation at all times.
What is Legionnaire’s Disease?
Did you know that more than 656,097 deaths are caused by water-related diseases this year? Even though the most cases are underreported by many professionals, the most dangerous water-related infection is Legionnaires’ Disease such as legionella pneumonia. The disease is caused by growing of severe legionella bacteria in contaminated water with 10-15 % fatality rate from infected patients. Find out more: