Water Safety Design and Construction
Click on each topic to learn more about the different factors that contribute to optimimal water design and construction for Legionella control.
Water Management Program
Establishing – and reviewing – your water management program is crucial for protecting everyone in your facility.
Legionella and waterborne pathogen controls start during planning, continue into construction, and should be reviewed continually during the operational phase. New testing, control, mitigation, and remediation options are being developed continually, so your plan must be updated to keep pace.
Water Management Team
The water management team is as important as a plan. This team should be composed of multiple disciplines.
These cross functional teams are often made up of:
Legionella Risk Factors
There are 5 main factors that lead to Legionella growth, all of which interact with each other
See how the factors interact below:
Legionella & Water Temperature
Legionella has a specific temperature range that it thrives in.
See how different temperature range affect Legionella growth below:
Multibarrier protection makes it more difficult for Legionella growth by adding barriers that either kill or filter the bacteria.
Hot Water Loop Design
Every facility has a different configuration and varying distances between the hot water supply and the many points of use.
Many risk factors can emerge from overly long hot water loops and insufficient circulation. Even in facilities with these issues, there are solutions such as an automatic hot water loop control system.