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Drinking water dispenser

It is particularly important to check drinking water dispensers regularly if they are used to supply staff or people in public areas with drinking water.

Drinking water dispensers are divided into piped systems (connected directly to the drinking water supply) and non-piped systems (e.g. gallon calibrated systems). Risks arise from stagnation, excessively high operating temperatures, filter maintenance backlogs or possible recontamination from contaminated glasses and bottles.

The assessment principles for drinking water dispensers are currently not defined. Many manufacturers of these systems refer to the Min/TafelWV – Mineral and Table Water Ordinance. These classify water from tap water dispensers as table water, resulting in the following microbiological requirements: “Min/TafelWV” §4 paragraph 1 sentences 1 and 2: “Natural mineral water must be free from pathogens. This requirement is not considered to be fulfilled if it contains Escherichia coli, coliform germs, faecal streptococci or Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 250ml and sulphite-reducing, spore-forming anaerobes in 50ml.

Our standard examination includes the following parameters:

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