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U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently distributed a new guide, Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings. This guide features a checklist to help building owners and managers identify where Legionella could grow and spread in a building and ways to reduce the risk of contamination. Information on how events outside of buildings can lead to Legionella growth, such as construction, water main breaks and changes to municipal water quality is also included.

AWWA recommends that utilities familiarize themselves with the guide and share it with relevant customers.

NSF International and NEHA to Host Legionella Conference 2019

NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will host a public health conference focused on water conservation and the prevention of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens September 11-13 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The second annual Legionella Conference, Building Water Systems − The Sustainability & Public Health Nexus, will bring together thought leaders and presenters from the public health, sustainability, water management, water utility and academic communities.

 

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