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Under certain environmental conditions, any water system could become a source for Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria are common in lakes, ponds and rivers; however outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease rarely originate from these sources. Outbreaks of the illness occur from exposure to Legionella growing in purpose-built systems such as: cooling towers, hot and cold water systems, and spa pools. Water in these systems is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth. Humidifiers, air washers, emergency showers, and ornamental fountains also pose a risk for Legionella bacteria growth.

Chem-Aqua can help you meet the requirements associated with Legionella risk management, including:

  • Water Management Plan (WMP) development per ASHRAE 188 and CMS S&C 17-30-Hospitals/ CAHs/ NHs requirements
  • Effective treatment programs for microbiological, scale, and corrosion control
  • Cooling Tower cleaning and disinfection services by qualified Chem-Aqua Technicians
  • Water Management Plan (WMP) development per ASHRAE 188 and CMS S&C 17-30- Hospitals/ CAHs/ NHs requirements
  • Online reporting and documentation of field service activities
  • Inspection services by trained and qualified inspectors
  • Professional risk assessment / hazard analysis / flow diagrams / building surveys
  • Independent third party validation, auditing, and laboratory services
  • Building disinfections and equipment remediation
  • Supplemental disinfection systems
  • Point-of-use filtration
  • Management training and consultation
  • Cooling tower only and device only WMP’s
  • Program inspections and certifications (required by law in NYC and NYS)

Chem-Aqua has the experience and resources to help you develop and implement a Water Management Program that conforms with ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Risk Management for Building Water Systems. Cooling towers, potable water and other water systems will require proper management, biocide selection, monitoring, control, and disinfection to comply with the standard. Please contact us for more information and help.

Chem-Aqua is a Recognized Service Provider in New York City and State. We have the qualifications and experience to help you comply with the new regulations for cooling towers, potable water systems, disinfection, Water Management Plans, etc.


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