Traces of Legionella Found in Parliament
Posted on 1st July 2022
Following the discovery of the legionella bacteria, some showers on the parliamentary estate have been closed, the House of Commons authorities have said.
A House spokesman said the showers and a tea point in Portcullis House had been shut as a “precautionary measure” after “low levels” of the bacteria were identified during routine monitoring by maintenance staff.
The spokesman said some “isolated areas” of the building were affected and that a disinfection of the water system in those parts was being carried out.
The House spokesman said: “As part of our routine proactive monitoring, our maintenance team have identified low levels of legionella bacteria in some isolated areas in Portcullis House.
“As a precautionary measure in line with best practice, we have temporarily closed the showers and a tea point affected, while we undertake a disinfection of the water system in line with normal protocols.
“All other water sources in the building continue to be safe to use as normal.”
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