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Weatherite Gives Walsall's Legionella Bugs Their Marching Orders!


Weatherite Building Services Ltd has upgraded the water systems at two Walsall leisure centres to eliminate the risk of legionella bacteria.

Following the results of a risk assessment of the hot and cold water systems at Bentley Leisure Pavilion and Willenhall Leisure Centres, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council awarded Weatherite Building Services the contracts – worth over £50,000 – to ensure that they met the strict UK guidelines for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.

In the leisure centres, Weatherite engineers supplied and installed a new calorifier, pumps and mixing valves to provide safe, temperature-controlled hot water to service points throughout both buildings. In addition, existing pipe work was insulated and modified to eliminate “dead legs” and the whole of the systems were sterilized throughout.

Roy Buckle, Sales Engineer, Weatherite Building Services, commented: “We are pleased to have worked with several local authorities to help them comply with their strict water safety requirements to prevent against scalding and risk of legionella bacteria

“We were able to carry out the work quickly, cost effectively and on deadline, causing minimum disruption to staff and customers at the centres. Having developed a good working relationship with Walsall Council, we look forward to helping them again in the future.”

This is the latest in a series of projects Weatherite has carried out for Walsall Council, which has included installing air conditioning at the new Art Gallery, the installation of gas fire heaters at Pelsall Youth Club and carrying out similar legionella control works at several Walsall schools and colleges. Weatherite Building Services is part of the £40m Weatherite group, one of the UK leaders in air conditioning and air handling equipment.

More recently Weatherite Building Services has expanded its activities to cover other sectors of the building services market, including heating, ventilation, boiler house refurbishment, water, control systems and electrics, as well as all aspects of commercial air conditioning systems. WBS now offers a single source choice to its customers which includes project management, design, installation and commissioning capabilities.


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