Warning about Legionnaires outbreak after COVID-19

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We have issued a media release that warns of the dangers of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak after COVID-19, due to the stagnation of water in office and other commercial premises that have been empty or only partially used.

The media release advises business owners to ensure the safety of plumbing, air conditioning cooling towers and water cooling systems before occupancy resumes.

It says water supply systems should be flushed thoroughly and that licensed plumbing contractors should perform this work.

The release includes links to our 'Find a plumber' database, an Australian Building Codes Board Advisory Note and the WA Government Code of Practice.

See the media release Warning about Legionnaires’ outbreak after COVID-19

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