Real estate companies checked the hot water systems of its residential buildings on Christian Rathei, a significant organizational overhead is the Managing Director of the prestigious real estate company Gottingen Hausverwaltung GmbH in the next few weeks in addition to the ordinary business of the day: my colleagues and I will make sure that the drinking water quality for our customers meets the high quality standards in the future. To we will in the coming weeks and months in the residential properties on multiple outlets of hot water systems to take samples and accredited specialty laboratories intensively on your components and they checked by”, explains Rathei. Concentration of Legionella to prevent background of checks of the drinking water is drinking water regulation in force since 1 November 2011, where the legislature provides that all landlords and managers thoroughly engaged until the end of the year testing of hot water systems, to protect the water from harmful impurities and so to the Quality standard of drinking water in Germany generally contributing. Since the health of our residents is very close to the heart, it comes in the drinking water review first and foremost, to exclude the existence of hazardous bacteria such as Legionella. In standing water pathogens can proliferate unchecked and if, in some cases that raise so-called Legionnaires. “This is a severe form of pneumonia, deadly ending in 15 percent of cases, Rathei describes the background to the investigation. “Operating costs save after the drinking water regulation end of 2012 due to initial, massive bureaucratic barriers was easily defused, need landlord and Manager your apartment buildings of such drinking water review only every 3 years and no longer as previously envisaged once a year undergo: also our tenants benefit from this mitigation, because it can save significant operating costs”, so Rathei finally.