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Legionella Educational Series: Understanding Building Risk Factors

Posted by Stephen Betts on May 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Legionella bacteria live in water and are found in natural aquatic environments.  However, the artificial environments within building systems can provide conditions that encourage the bacteria’s growth, such as ideal temperature, water stagnation, and presence of biofilm. Various water systems have been the source of legionellosis cases including potable water systems, cooling towers, spas, and other artificial systems. Understanding building risk factors is an important part of preventing Legionnaires' disease.  To cause harm, the bacteria must be present and grow in water, the colonized water needs to be transmitted to a person, and that person must be susceptible to infection. 

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Topics: Water Safety

Point-of-Use Filters for Control of Microorganisms in Building Water Systems: 5 Things You Should Know

Posted by Stephen Betts on Dec 19, 2016 11:12:38 AM

Building water systems can be the source of illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease and others caused by waterborne pathogens.  Point-of-Use (POU) filters can play an important role in managing this risk, and may be a valuable part of a comprehensive water management program. 

 

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Topics: Water Safety

Water Safety Plans Can Mitigate Risk During A Water Crisis like Flint Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

Posted by Patrick Racine on Jan 15, 2016 11:43:03 AM

The water crisis in Flint is an unfortunate situation, but should not initiate knee-jerk reactions on the part of facility managers.  Let this serve as an important reminder that a proper Water Safety Plan is vital to the protection of humans in buildings.  Follow the six steps below to develop your facility specific Water Safety Plan and ensure building occupants are safe from Legionnaires' Disease.

STEP 1:  Water Safety Team

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Six Steps To Develop A Water Safety Plan And Comply With ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Legionella

Posted by Patrick Racine on Dec 1, 2015 4:16:29 PM

STEP 1:  Water Safety Team

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