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UK Fire November 2020: How Borehole Bacteria can Impact on Essential Water Supplies

Legislation demands that, under normal circumstances, fire and rescue services will secure water for firefighting purposes from the public water mains via water hydrants maintained by water companies up and down the country. On occasion however, the use of private borehole water supplies – or indeed other sources, such as ponds, lakes and rivers – may be required. Good reason then, to ensure regular testing programmes are carried out to avoid the potential failure of essential equipment just when you need it most.

The importance of testing for bacteria in water pipes, pumps and sprinklers is often overlooked...

This article originally appeared in the November issue of UK Fire magazine. It is reproduced with permission from MDM Publishing Ltd -