|Utility Water Safety Plan Development
The ultimate goal of a Utility Water Safety Management Plan is to control the growth and survival of waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, and to control epidemic in the facility.
A good Water Safety Plan should be not only specific to your facility, but also contain clearly documented control practices and action plans to demonstrate diligence.
Individuals with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to infection by Legionella, which occurs by inhalation of water aerosols or mists containing the bacteria. It is considered a preventable disease, and global guidelines and standards exist that clearly demonstrate how proper engineering controls can reduce risk, thereby helping to prevent disease.
Precept specializes in helping our customers develop, implement, and document all aspects of an ongoing Utility Water Safety Program that is customized for each facility.
Our programs exceed the criteria of the proposed ASHRAE Standard 188, “Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems”, and also helps to meet expectations of other governing authorities such as The Joint Commission, CMS and Departments of Public Health.
Precept advisors work with facility management to ensure the program is feasible and effective. To help continued success over time, a periodic Validation program is implemented. The Validation program may include compliance audits, analytical sampling, minor program adjustments, and documentation of major program achievements.