Does your facility require a Legionella Water Management Plan? Find out here.

Legionella Water Management Plan CES IAQAccording to the CDC, answer yes to one of these four questions and you are required to implement a building water management program to reduce the risk of Legionella growth and spread.  Additionally, individual devices may require a water management plan (see below).  

  1. Is your building a healthcare facility where patients stay overnight or does your building house or treat people who have chronic and acute medical problems or weakened immune systems?
  2. Does your building primarily house people older than 65 years (like a retirement home or assisted-living facility)?
  3. Does your building have multiple housing units and a centralized hot water system (like a hotel or high-rise apartment complex)?
  4. Does your building have more than 10 stories (including basement levels)?

Devices in buildings that can spread contaminated water droplets should have a water management program even if the building itself does not.

If you answer NO to all of questions 1 through 4 but YES to any of questions the following questions you should have a water management program for that device.

  1. Does your building have a cooling tower?
  2. Does your building have a hot tub (also known as a spa) that is not drained between each use?
  3. Does your building have a decorative fountain?
  4. Does your building have a centrally-installed mister, atomizer, air washer, or humidifier?

The information contained herein has been exerted from "Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings - A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING INDUSTRY STANDARDS."  Download the document here:

CDC Legionella Toolkit 

If you’ve never developed a Legionella water management program (a plan to reduce the risk of Legionella growth and spread), CES will provide this service. For more information please contact us Today.

Schedule a Legionella Consultation with CES


Additional Legionella Resources:

CES Lgionella Prevention Toolkit by CDC

Legionella Risk Management

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