On Wednesday 12 April the Victorian Department of Health issued an alert with regard to 5 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease. The people infected had all visited the Melbourne CBD in the weeks before they became ill.
HydroChem has been in contact with the Department of Health. Based on their conversations, it appears that HydroChem is not responsible for any of the cooling towers of immediate concern. However, as the number one provider of water treatment services, HydroChem has been asked to assist the Department of Health.

What is HydroChem doing to assist?

As a precautionary measure, the Department of Health has requested disinfections of a number of cooling towers in the vicinity of Russell St and Little Collins St. As you would appreciate this is a significant undertaking with over 100 cooling towers systems to be disinfected, particularly given we only have one working day prior to the Easter break.

In times like this, HydroChem’s Clarity Portal shows its true value to landowners and people responsible for water systems:


  • Immediate access to all of your service and micro reports via any device.
  • Health assessments of each location to quickly locate any systems of concern.
  • Exception reports for each location listing out of parameter results.
  • Trend review data of water parameters for those who prefer to drill down to the detail.

If HydroChem can be of assistance then please contact your account manager or the HydroChem office on 9553 1011