Cleartech Water Services Limited is a small company based in the North West of England providing design, installation and maintenance of domestic hot and cold water services to a wide range of commercial and industrial clients. Services offered include: design and operation of legionella control regimes including periodic monitoring and inspection programmes; cleaning and disinfection services, system renewal and remedial work. Legionella risk assessments and microbiological analysis are offered through suitably accredited sub-contractors.
Cleartech Water Services Limited is a Manchester based company specialising in Legionella control and water hygiene.
We assist our clients to safely operate their water services by designing and operating Legionella control schemes which include periodic monitoring and inspection programmes; cleaning and disinfection services; risk assessment; system renewal and remedial work and microbiological analysis.
Our commitment is to provide our customers with service of the highest quality and to help them safely manage their water services. We work with our clients to produce a programme that is tailored to suit their individual requirements, these clients include local government and housing authorities; health care providers and educational establishments. The Legionellosis control regimes are designed around our clients own needs.
Our engineers have over 25 years experience in the field of Legionella control and domestic water services management and are able to advise and assist you to safely manage your water services.
All our work is carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive's Approved Code of Practice ‘ACoP L8’ and all other current specifications.
Cleartech are able to offer the following services:
- Periodic monitoring programmes
- System cleaning and disinfection
- Tank replacement and refurbishment
- System remedial work
- Risk assessment
- Independent water sampling and analysis
Legionnaires’ disease is the common name given to a pneumonia like bacterial infection caused by the pathogenic bacteria Legionella pneumophila. It takes its name from the case where it was first identified as a causative agent of infection following an outbreak at a convention of a military veterans association, the American Legion, in 1976.
Legionella pneumophila is only one member of a genus of bacteria that can cause disease and illness. To date over 50 species in this genus have been identified with over 24 associated with human infections. Legionnaires’ disease, along with other conditions such as Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever are collectively known as Legionellosis. Whilst Pontiac and Lochgoilhead fevers produce mild respiratory illnesses Legionnaires’ disease causes acute pneumonia resulting in a mortality of between 5% and 50%. Healthy individuals can usually fight off infection from the bacteria. However, older people, especially males, and those with underlying health issues or a suppressed system are particularly at risk. The incidence of infection of those exposed (morbidity rate) to Legionella pneumophila is typically 5%, although this is greatly dependent upon the susceptibility of the exposed population. Although they are much less severe diseases the morbidity rates for Pontiac and Lochgoilhead Fevers are much higher at 70 to 90% of those exposed to the bacteria going on to develop the disease.
The bacteria responsible for these infections naturally occur at low levels in mud, soil and water courses and at these levels they pose very little threat of human infection. However, the conditions found in manmade environments such as cooling towers, spa pools and hot and cold water systems can favour a rapid rise in the numbers of bacteria to levels where dissemination and infection becomes possible.