Legionella Risk Management

Better Steps to Prevent Legionella 

Legionella is a bacterium that can cause a serious and potentially deadly type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease. Most identified outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease are in buildings with large water systems, such as hotels, long-term care facilities and hospitals. While the disease is dangerous, CDC investigations show that 90% of outbreaks were caused by problems that are easily preventable with more effective water management.

The purpose of a water management plan (WMP) is to minimize the risk for Legionella associated with your building water systems. The plan should be based on a framework outlined in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. An effective WMP will include a consistent and ongoing process of analysis, remediation, and documentation.

KBG Technologies is proud to offer a specific selection of tools and services to help you prevent a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, including:

  • Water Management Plans (WMP)
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Control
  • Shock Disinfections
  • Supplemental Disinfection
  • Cooling Tower Cleanings
  • Point-of-use Filtration
  • Testing and Consulting

Documentation and reporting

  • Documentation with ongoing validation and verification of monitored control measures.
  • IntelliSense

Expertise

  • ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI 12080 certified Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist that can help you outline a plan that ensures compliance!

What are the benefits of developing a Water Management Program for your facility?

  • Demonstrate commitment on the part of facility owners and managers to provide a safe environment
  • Reduce the risk of disease caused by waterborne pathogens
  • Provide a clear management plan for routine maintenance of potable and non-potable water systems and for addressing problems that may arise
  • Comply with ASHRAE Standard 188 and Guideline 12-2020, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems
  • Comply with CMS 2017/2018 Legionella Policy Memorandum
  • Comply with local, state, and federal guidelines concerning reducing health risk associated with waterborne pathogens
  • Avoid potential negative publicity, costs, and litigation associated with an outbreak

KBG Technologies is your one-stop resource for all of your water treatment needs. 

Please reach out with any questions about your system or to request a site survey.

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