23 Nov 2017

Plumber warns of legionnaires risk from heat pump, solar water

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 23 November 2017

A plumber is warning people they risk catching the potentially fatal legionnaires disease if they rely solely on heatpumps to heat their hot water. Water must be heated to at least 60 degrees to kill the legionnaire bug. Chris Dick, who's leading a Master Plumbers push for more action to make sure hot water supplies are safe, told Phil Pennington heatpumps or solar heating alone can't get water up to that temperature.