Chlorination & Disinfection to the HSG 274 & BS8558 standards, in accordance with (ACoP) L8.

All of the disinfections that are carried out by Tough Water Solutions are to the BS 8558 Standards & HSG 274, in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8.

Once a Chlorination has been carried out successfully, we can issue the certification the same day electronically!

We can provide full Water Sample Analysis which is carried out by our UKAS Accredited lab and results will be issued as little as 3 days later!

What is Chlorination?

Chlorination is the most popular method of disinfection and is now used to treat water all over the world. Chlorination is a method that uses Chlorine and substances containing Chlorine, for the disinfection of a potable water source. Chlorine contains a powerful germicidal action which eliminates bacteria, slime, mold, and algae, in water pipes, to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.

When installing any new plumbing in commercial buildings, pipes and distribution systems should be sanitized to kill bacteria. Disinfecting potable water piping is important when new water plumbing is first put online, or if repairs or services have been performed to the system.

Excessive microbial growth along the walls of drinking water distribution pipes can result in major health concerns.

This method was first used over a century ago and is still being used today, in order to ensure we are safe whilst using and drinking water.

Why do we Chlorinate our water?

We carry out Chlorination as it’s part of a buildings commissioning process and a process, proven effective against bacteria and viruses. When a system has been breached for repair, renewal or refurbishment there is always a possibility of contamination.

It is also a requirement that private water supplies are commissioned, before they can be passed and connected to new mains water services in accordance with BS8558 standards. If water samples have been taken from a water source and the results show pathogens such as; Legionella, Pseudomonas, a Chlorination will then be carried out to remove such Pathogens & further monitoring implemented.

When would a Chlorination be required?

Chlorinations are required when;

  • Alterations have been made to the water system
  • Pipe work has been installed under the ground that would then be connected to a existing water supply
  • If the water supply hasn’t been in use for a while and there are factors to suggest it requires chlorination
  • If the water system has been contaminated
  • For a new water supply, it is part of the commissioning process to carry out a Chlorination, in order for the water supply to be connected by the local water authority
  • If water samples have been taken from a water supply and show there to be pathogens present

What is involved in the process of a Chlorination?

First of all, a Risk Assessment and Method Statement must be carried out before the Chlorination takes place.

Water will then be flushed around the system until it runs clear, to ensure any debris are removed completely. The Disinfectant/Chlorine is then measured out to the correct concentration and pumped around through to each outlet in the system, until the correct concentration is reached.

The system will then be closed off and the Disinfectant will be left in the system, typically for 1 hour depending on the system and dosages. After this time another solution will then be pumped through the system, this is used to neutralise the Chlorine/Disinfectant, before the system is opened and then fully flushed out with water.

Water samples may then be taken and tested at a UKAS Accredited laboratory.

What information do I need to provide in order to request a Quotation?

For a Chlorination Quotation Request Simply fill out our form at the bottom of this page!

To ensure we can provide you with the most competitive quotation please provide the following information

  • Are there any restrictions to access we should be made aware of?
  • Parking Availability?
  • Amount of outlets and type (Approx)
  • Amount and Size of any Cold Water Storage Tanks/Heaters/Cylinders
  • Restrictions to working hours – do the works need to be carried out – out of hours?
  • If you have an adequate Water Supply? – No Water on Site? No Problem we can bring our own.
  • Pipe Size and Length (Metres)
  • Local water authority details and any provided specification (This can be uploaded)
  • Any other Specifications you may have been requested to adhere to

Water Service Drawings are extremely helpful in assisting with our quotation (these can be uploaded on our form).