Water doesn’t just attract us humans, it attracts bird and rodents as it becomes their regular water supply. These wildlife carry their own diseases so the water features must be treated to minimise any risk to humans.
To test for every potential bacteria/virus would take weeks and cost £1000’s so we check for ‘indicator’ bacteria – if they are present it suggests the treatment programme needs repairing / reviewing.
So a simple drinking water test which is rapid and inexpensive will provide peace of mind.
Most water features generate an aerosol so it’s important that regular screenings for the legionella bacteria are undertaken.