Hygiene Inpections of Dinking Water Installations in Buildings in accordance with VDI 6023
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    Dr. Frank Pfeifer
    Phone: +49 201 172-1413
    Fax: +49 201 172-1283
    E-mail: gsdmt.de

    Hygiene Inpections of Dinking Water Installations in Buildings in accordance with VDI 6023

    If problems arise with the drinking water quality in a building’s water system, for instance in the event of an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, the owner or management of the building immediately comes into conflict with Section 4 of the latest German Drinking Water Ordinance. This requires that generally recognised engineering rules be adhered to. If general deficiencies exist or deviations from these rules are recognised then the management is liable.

    To prevent problems occurring VDI 6023 ’Hygiene requirements of drinking water installations in buildings’ provides for hygiene inspections to be carried out so that health risks, especially in large complex building installations, can be objectively assessed. And if hygiene problems already exist, the hygiene inspection acquires all the more significance. Indeed only by analysing the complex interplay between the water chemistry, physical and hydraulic parameters as well as the microbiological situation in the building’s water system is it possible to find a permanent solution to the problem.

    Our services range from hygiene/technical inspections of buildings and analyses of water installations to microbiological and chemical investigations, and to the design of remedial measures and also the supervision and control of such remediation work.