By laws, standards and guidelines, planners, installers and also operators are obliged to realize and operate a hygienically perfect drinking water installation. They must inform themselves about drinking water chemistry and microbiology. Only in this way can energetically sensible water supplies be planned and operated that meet the hygienic requirements.
The revision of the Food Act as well as the introduction of the TBDV (Drinking, Bathing and Showering Water Ordinance) in 2017 moves us to focus on drinking water quality in buildings in Switzerland as well. For us as a service provider in this topic, we offer specially trained professionals who cover the entire field of drinking water quality and hygiene in the building. Current trends such as dense construction, improved insulation of buildings, changing user behavior, energy and water savings combined with an increase in care in the home environment pose new challenges for drinking water distribution in buildings. To meet these trends, it is imperative, among other things, to transfer the current state of knowledge on drinking water chemistry and microbiology, legislation, standards and guidelines, as well as optimal system operation, into practice.