Legionella at The Bridge Secondary School: Probe launched after bacteria found in Tufnell Park school’s water supply

Published on 07/04/2019 | by Waterline Admin

Potentially dangerous bacteria have been found in the water supply serving a special needs academy and youth club in Tufnell Park.

Health inspectors were called to The Bridge Secondary School – part of a multi-academy trust – in Carleton Road yesterday due to “low levels of Legionella bacteria” being found in the school’s water. Legionella have also been found in water at a sports facilities managed by The Bridge and used by Beacon High secondary school (until recently called Holloway School), and at The Zone Youth Club in Carleton Road.

Legionella can cause a rare form of lung infection pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease, which becomes hazardous when bacteria in water droplets becomes airborne and is inhaled. But The Bridge London Trust’s chief exec Dr Penny Barrat says there’s “no need for alarm” and that experts have said the school is safe.

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