A Water Monitoring Programme may be the next step following the completion of a Legionella Risk Assessment depending on the risks identified in accordance with ACoP L8. A written, site specific Water Monitoring programme is intended to address any aspects of the water system and its operation that may allow for the colonisation of bacteria which may then be exposed to people both within the vicinity of your building and outside. The control regime should be specific to the water systems present within your ownership with all control measures intended at minimising the risks appointment to personnel competent to fulfil them.
Following the risk assessment a ‘Responsible Person’ will be appointed. They will be required to ensure water monitoring activities identified are completed, and records are kept.