Hot water temperature and its impact on the incidence of scalding and Legionnaires’ disease is a hot topic in the industry at the moment.
The issue is being discussed at Plumbing Code hearings and not a month goes by that the subject is not mentioned in the trade magazines. We have assembled a range of information here related to the issues. We hope you find it interesting and informative.
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An estimated 8,000 to 18,000 people get Legionnaires' disease in the United States each year.
Destroying the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease requires raising the temperature of water to at least 140�F.
In a recent test, 24% of a 21-family test group was found to have Legionella bacteria in their home water.