Eldon Water used the power of AquaAnalytics to review the impact of localized Legionella regulations on the incidence and level of Legionella in cooling towers. This blog provides a preview of the conclusions that will be presented in Baltimore at the Legionella Conference 2018 (#LEGIONELLA2018) organized by NSF International with the support from the National Science Foundation and participation from U.S. EPA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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
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
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.
ASHRAE’s long awaited standard on Legionella risk management was launched earlier this year. This comprehensive best practice document has also become the legal benchmark. Canada is not immune to this moral and legal due diligence.