Viega, a manufacturer of plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems, has launched a water quality campaign aimed at educating the industry and providing system solutions to promote water quality and hygiene for commercial potable water systems.

Viega’s water quality campaign is a domestic and global initiative that focuses on Viega system solutions to help the engineering community design systems that reduce the risk of waterborne pathogens, the company says. Promoting recirculation and keeping water at the correct temperature can discourage creation of an environment that is conducive to bacteria growth. Different types of common bacteria, such as Legionella, found in drinking water systems can cause illness or death.

“This important initiative connects engineers with solutions they need to help ensure water quality can be maintained throughout commercial potable water systems,” says Derek Bower, product director, metal systems, Viega. “It’s Viega’s commitment to promote safe water throughout the U.S. and around the world.”

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Viega’s water quality initiative includes ongoing training and education seminars for the engineering community. Viega technical managers have made the initiative a top priority, and are prepared to support customers through the design and specifying process, installation and for ongoing maintenance and support, the company says.

Viega also offers a number of product solutions to address water quality issues, including the new double drop elbows and Venturi press inserts, as well as existing systems like Viega SmartLoop for commercial systems. Combining these product solutions with design strategies like recirculation, plumbing fixtures to minimize stagnation and reducing dead legs can make conditions within the plumbing system less favorable for microbial colonization, the company says.

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