Legionella bacteria grows in warm water and can commonly be found in cooling tower reservoirs and in domestic water systems, especially where heated water is present. When Legionella grows, and Legionella-containing water aerosols are inhaled, susceptible individuals (such as older adults and/or the immunocompromised) can develop Legionnaires’ disease.

FACS has assisted managers and owners of hospitals, hotels, and high-rise buildings in the identification and prevention of Legionella growth. We can also document levels of Legionella in water sources and respond rapidly and effectively to actual or alleged Legionella outbreaks.

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