7 Elements of a Legionella Water Management Program

Legionella 7 Elements of a WMP.jpgDeveloping and maintaining a water management program is a multi-step, continuous process. The key steps, listed here, are explained in more detail below.

According to the CDC, among the Legionnaires’ disease cases definitely associated with health care facilities:

  • 80 percent were associated with long-term care facilities,
  • 18 percent with hospitals, and
  • 2 percent with both
  • Cases were reported from 72 unique facilities, with the number of cases ranging from one to six per facility
  • 88 percent were in people 60 years of age or older
CDC Legionella Toolkit 

7 Elements of a Legionella Water Management Program

  1. Establish a water management program team
  2. Describe the building water systems using text and flow diagrams
  3. Identify areas where Legionella could grow and spread
  4. Decide where control measures should be applied and how to monitor them
  5. Establish ways to intervene when control limits are not met
  6. Make sure the program is running as designed and is effective
  7. Document and communicate all the activities

Program Review

Review the elements of your program at least once per year. 

Schedule a Legionella Consultation with CES

Additional Resources:

Prevention of Legionellosis for Facility Managers

CES Legionella Prevention Toolkit by CDC


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