Legionella, the bacteria responsible for causing Legionnaires’ disease, typically thrives within a specific temperature range. The optimal temperature range for Legionella growth is between 20°C (68°F) and 45°C (113°F). However, Legionella can survive in temperatures as low as 0°C (32°F) and as high as 60°C (140°F), albeit with reduced growth rates.
It is important to note that Legionella bacteria can proliferate in man-made water systems, such as hot water tanks, cooling towers, hot tubs, and plumbing systems, where the temperature falls within the favourable range. To mitigate the risk of Legionella contamination, maintaining appropriate water temperatures, implementing regular disinfection protocols, and ensuring proper water system maintenance are crucial preventive measures. Wireless temperature monitoring has a 100% temperature accuracy and perfect relative humidity sensor.