Hydrochem are celebrating the success of their first Legionella Awareness Campaign, which concluded with the first official Legionella Awareness Day on August 30th.

The campaign which aims to make people aware of the risks of the lethal bacteria and advise them on how to stay safe from the avoidable disease, was set up after it was identified that reports of the bacteria have increased by 35% this year alone.

Paul Abbott, Legionella Consultant at Hydrochem said: “There is such a big risk especially to older people, children and those with impaired immune systems because of the lack of awareness and knowledge about Legionella. We want to make people across the UK and beyond aware that Legionella can kill, and that there are simple precautions you can take in order to keep safe.”