As the weather warms up the environment for Legionella becomes prime, the bacteria thrives in warm water. Any source of water can become infected, some of the more common water systems are, cooling towers and evaporative coolers, water heaters and potable water systems, decorative fountains, recreational whirlpools and hot tubs, ice machines, shower heads and even drinking fountains. Due to many common use items and places being a prime target for Legionella, regular testing, especially where high-risk populations could be exposed, is very important to ensure a clean water system. If you do have a problem with Legionella it is better to catch it sooner before it becomes a threat to your health. For more information click on image.