FM company Graham has been awarded a legionella management services contract by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in Northern Ireland.
The contract runs over a three-year term (March 2020- February 2023) and has the potential for a two-year extension.
Its scope includes water monitoring, water sampling, legionella written control schemes, risk assessments and remedial works, with responsibility for about 70 buildings across the council area, ranging from public conveniences to leisure centres.
The borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey covers 274 square miles from the shores of Lough Neagh in the west to Belfast Lough in the east and the area is home to more than 140,000 people.
Legionella is a bacterium that can cause a potentially fatal disease, Legionnaires' disease (legionellosis).
Legionellae are commonly found in warm water containing mechanical equipment such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, air washers, humidifiers, misters, hot water heaters, spas, fountains, and plumbing fixtures.
Planned legionella management services accurately check for these bacteria to prevent disease, and to guarantee the health and safety of facilities for staff, visitors and occupants.