The NEA regulates the quality of water used in water fountains in Singapore, under the provisions of the Environmental Public Health (Cooling Towers and Water Fountains Regulations). These regulations outline measures that must be put in place, such as cleaning, disinfection, and regular testing of water in cooling towers and water fountains.
Water fountains which are not adequately maintained and disinfected could generate water aerosols with undesirable chemicals and Legionella bacteria. With such contaminated water aerosols potentially coming into contact with the general public, they could possibly cause serious health issues such as Legionellosis infection.
Under NEA regulations, it is mandatory to test for TPC every month and every quarterly for Legionella. Eurofins is able to perform sampling and testing water features to ensure that these water fountains are safe and Legionella free. In a way, we are in the first line of defence to the general public health and safety.