Drinking Fountains and Legionella

Now that the Covid vaccine is being rolled out, the world is trying to return to normal. Schools and buildings are reopening, albeit with Covid restrictions in place. Sounds like a good thing, right? Well, yes and no. Covid restrictions can allow waterborne bacteria to flourish in building water systems. Drinking fountains are closed because…

Covid and waterborne bacteria: How the pandemic is creating a perfect world for legionella.

Hospitals are full to the brim with people sick from Covid-19. This highly contagious respiratory infection is shutting down the world. Why is that good for legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease? Well, large building water systems are not meant to sit stagnant. Municipal disinfection runs low and biofilms build up in the pipes.…

STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN: IS YOUR WATER SAFE?

STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN: IS YOUR WATER SAFE? As the month of May 2020 begins, several states, including Florida, Georgia and Texas, are “re-opening” for business. Retail outlets, beauty salons, health clubs and places of worship are preparing to return to pre-pandemic operations in the coming days. OVER ONE MILLION…

After Coronavirus, Another Danger Awaits

COVID-19, LEGIONNAIRES’, PNEUMONIA: “’These are unprecedented times and never have so many buildings been closed for so long without any thought for bringing these buildings back into use, which if not facilitated correctly, could lead to a serious outbreak of Legionnaires disease just as the country ….recovers from COVID-19”, according to John Thompson, Chief Executive…