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Housing recruitment event at the Great Western Hotel in Taunton on Tuesday 31 May from 10am until 1pm.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022

Water safety

The risk of legionella within your home is very low, but following these simple precautions will help keep you stay safe:

  • if you have been on holiday, or away from home for a few days, you should always run showers, taps and garden hose pipes at a very low rate of flow (dribbling) for 1 minute to avoid aerosol spray generation. Afterwards, you should increase flow rate for a further 4-minutes
  • always keep shower heads and taps free of lime-scale build-up, mould or algae
  • if you have stored hot water cylinder, keep your hot water stored at 60°C, but be careful of scolding