If you have yet to develop a Legionella water management program (plan to reduce the risk of Legionella growth and spread) you may not be certain where, or how to start. In order to fully understand the threat of Legionella in water management systems, it is important to be able to identify what it is, the places it grows, and how it spreads. Legionella can grow in many parts of building water systems that are continually wet. Certain devices can then spread contaminated aerosolized water droplets. Examples of potential growth areas:
*These devices can spread Legionella through aerosols or aspiration.
There are external and internal factors to buildings that can also cause Legionella growth. External factors include, but are not limited to:
Internal factors include, but are not limited to:
Over the next two weeks, Alliance Environmental Group and Airtek Indoor Solutions will lay out a comprehensive guide to developing, implementing, and evaluating an effective Legionella water management program for your building. Though our assistance is in line with industry standards, it is imperative to follow all relevant federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances for your specific building.
For additional information about the growth and spread of Legionnaires’ disease, visit: www.cdc.gov/legionella.
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