Council rolls out technology to tackle deadly Legionella

Hundreds of devices are being set up around Watford to monitor the presence deadly Legionella bacteria.

Watford Borough Council has partnered with a local firm IoT Solutions Group to keep an eye on the bacteria that is responsible for Legionnaires’ disease.

The firm’s Internet of Things technology is a system of internet-connected objects that collect and transfer data without human intervention.

Devices are battery-powered and work by assessing temperature and flow levels in real time, automatically raising an alert when abnormalities are detected.

IoT Solutions is also delivering emergency lighting management devices to public properties in the area, including Watford Town Hall and Watford Museum.

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: “We’re really excited about this partnership, and to be incorporating this new technology into our essential processes as a council.

“I’m very much looking forward to seeing where this technology will take us next.”

Emma Mahy, chief executive and co-founder of IoTSG, said: “We are delighted to be working with Watford Borough Council to roll out our Legionella mitigation and emergency lighting management solutions.

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