Colorado - Legionella Prevention and Costs of Legionnaires Outbreaks

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December 27, 2023

According to scientists, when you flush your toilet you are releasing a "toilet plume" filled with germs and bacteria like Legionella, noroviruses and E. coli - some of which can be deadly. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder were able to use lasers to illustrate it and they published what they discovered in Scientific Reports. (Source)

Reported Settlements and Jury Awards

Given the incidence of legionella in Colorado, and its associated harm, personal injury claims and litigation are also becoming more frequent. Reported settlements and jury awards are unavailable at this time.

State Cap on Jury Awards

Colorado does not have a cap on the award amounts allowable by law. In addition, public health notices and negative media attention can also lead to business interruption and reputation damage.

Groundwater Temperature Risk Level – Medium

Overall Liability and Risk for Colorado – High

No, ASHRAE 188 is not part of the state code

Legionella and Water Management Plan Assistance

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