Introducing Zip HydroTap UltraCare. Proven to deliver 99.9% reduction in Legionella*

Zip Industries
Thursday, 01 April, 2021

With increased regulation and requirements for the supply and management of drinking water in health and aged care facilities, Zip’s innovative technology and stringent quality assurance processes ensure pure-tasting water is delivered every time.

Naturally found bacteria like Legionella are a significant concern in health and aged care facilities. Clients with reduced or compromised immunity can have an increased risk of Legionella infection.

Zip HydroTap UltraCare uses a multi-barrier approach with several systematic and localised controls to reduce waterborne organisms and pathogens including Legionella. These barriers reflect a best practice approach as documented in the enHealth guidelines for Legionella control (2015).

The entire system has been independently tested to ensure it meets the highest quality and performance standards.

Zip HydroTap UltraCare: a multi-barrier system for the prevention and control of Legionella and other waterborne bacteria.


1. MicroPurity™ carbon-free filtration to reduce waterborne organisms and pathogens

Zip HydroTap UltraCare uses the latest carbon-free filtration technology to filter and reduce impurities and potentially harmful contaminants larger than 0.2 microns in size — an impurity that will fit 250 times into a strand of hair.

2. SteriTouch® protection inside key water contact surfaces reduces surface bacteria by 99.99%**

SteriTouch is impregnated inside materials in contact with key water paths in HydroTap UltraCare reducing surface bacteria levels to provide protection effective against a huge range of bacteria including salmonella, VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus), CPE (carbapenems producing Enterobacteriaceae), Legionella, black mould growth, biofilm and fungi.

3. MicroPurity UV-C LED disinfection module for pathogen reduction

HydroTap UltraCare incorporates a MicroPurity UV-C LED module on the outlet of the chilled water tank. UV-C photons penetrate cells and damage the nucleic acid, rendering them microbiologically inactive or incapable of reproduction without the use of harmful chemicals or altering taste. The MicroPurity UV-C LED module has been tested individually and certified to the relevant NSF and WaterMark performance standards.

WQA NSF55 Class B test report and NSF55 Class B listing.

4. Lifecycle maintenance planning for Legionella control

Scheduled maintenance is recommended as a barrier for the control of Legionella.

Zip HydroTap UltraCare system comes with a lifecycle maintenance plan to ensure regular maintenance which is recommended in enHealth Guidelines.

5. Dedicated maintenance plans for optimal performance

Introducing Zip HydroCare Gold+, a specialised maintenance plan for health and aged care facilities. Our Gold+ plan ensures your Zip Water system is maintained by our qualified technicians and remains operating at peak performance.

Powered by new HydroTap G5 technology

Zip HydroTap UltraCare is powered by G5 technology and delivers the latest innovation in convenience, hygiene and sustainability.

Choose from three stylish tap designs

Zip HydroTap UltraCare is available in 3 tap designs each with boiling and chilled water combinations.

*ALS Pty Ltd Testing of the Zip HydroTap UltraCare system efficacy test

**SteriTouch® Reports on Polymer and Silicone efficacies

Main image caption: From left to right: HydroTap Touch-Free Wave; HydroTap Classic; and HydroTap Classic with accessible levers.

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