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A Comprehensive Approach to Legionella Control


Contributor: Watts®

Outbreaks of Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease, are a particular concern at healthcare locations such as hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. The potential for a widespread outbreak is also a challenge for buildings in the hospitality industry, such as hotels, motels, and resorts. Legionnaires’ disease can have serious and even deadly consequences for people, which is why we are working to provide you the insights and tools necessary to help make your water management program successful through comprehensive understanding and guidance.

Successful prevention requires ensuring that the water systems in your buildings are properly designed and maintained in order to reduce the risk of growing and spreading Legionella bacteria. According to ASHRAE 188 and the CDC, the first step owners and managers must take is to consistently identify and map out the places of highest risk for Legionella contamination.

Points of Risk – Learn to identify locations and potential causes of Legionella risks

Successful mitigation of Legionella requires identifying where bacteria may exist in your water system, and understanding the underlying conditions that may allow outbreaks to occur. Learn how to address all the risks at 1) Points of source, 2) Points of use, and 3) Points of condition. Learn more at bit.ly/WattsLRisks.

Treat Conditions, Not Just Symptoms

With a more thorough understanding of the underlying conditions that put your facility at risk, you can prescribe an effective water management program. With a comprehensive understanding and identification of the conditions that put your facility at risk, you can then best prescribe an effective water management program. Gain important insights into the technologies and system options available to ensure you implement the optimum methods to mitigate Legionella risks at your facility. Download this eBook on taking a comprehensive approach to legionella control: bit.ly/WattsLsolutions

Know the facts, Understand the Risk

Legionella bacteria can grow in any part of a water system in a building that is continually wet such as tanks, piping, fixtures, or water features and outbreaks are generally linked to water in large or complex water systems. The CDC has recorded anywhere between 8,000 – 18,000 cases annually since the year 2000. The number of infections increased by 217% in the U.S. through 2009, and from 2000 through 2014, the increase has been an even more staggering 400%.

Download 6 Ways to Mitigate Legionella to learn how to prevent legionella bacteria from growing in your facility and help ensure your communities are safe.


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