Legionella & Water Quality

Waterborne pathogens continue to impact our water systems. Do you have the programs in place to effectively manage your building?

Water system management helps aid the prevention, recognition, evaluation and control of the Legionella bacteria and other waterborne pathogens in building water systems. These systems can include potable water systems, kitchens and food preparation areas, water features, pools & spas, and other areas where water is present.

FACS works with building management to develop teams and custom programs to help minimize the potential for Legionella or other microorganism outbreaks in building water systems. We perform site risk assessments, develop control plans, assist with deployment of support structure, provide implementation training, perform audits to evaluate and document control measures, and conduct validation sampling to demonstrate effectiveness. To ensure a swift response to any future potential outbreaks, our experts also work closely with the buildings’ staff to develop contingency plans.

Key Agents & Issues

  • Public health agency and occupant relations
  • Sampling data and interpretation
  • Current guidance and standard of care
  • Treatment options and vendors
  • Control points and programs
  • Identification and correction of causal factors
  • Validation sampling and documentation

FACS has been a trusted partner for years and we value the relationship. Regardless of the size of the project, they are responsive, professional and client focused.

David F. Barragan
President/CEO, Barragan Corp International

Case Study

Upscale Spa Quickly Recovers from Outbreak of Legionella Bacteria

The California Department of Public Health (DPH) identified an upscale spa as the probable source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Officials ordered the business to cease operation, pending inspection to prove or disprove the suspicion. Spa management asked FACS to investigate the situation and act as a liaison between the business and the DPH.

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