Legionellosis, or Legionnaires’ Disease, is a serious respiratory illness caused by a type of bacterium, known as Legionella, often found in water systems. Many facilities, including health care settings, are required by federal and/or state law to maintain a water management plan in order to prevent the spread of Legionellosis and other diseases.
Good water resources planning and management is an essential part of responsible building maintenance. The fatality rate for Legionellosis can in some cases reach up to 30%. In addition to the serious risk to human life, a Legionellosis outbreak in your facility can result in fines and negative publicity for your company.
Meras Water Solutions works side by side with facilities to identify building water systems and analyze their potential risk for Legionella contamination. For customers who have no Legionella control practices in place, Meras can assist with developing a complete and detailed program. Some customers however, have some sort of wastewater management plan already in place and may wish to improve or recondition a certain component of an already existing plan.
Regardless of which direction an organization wishes to pursue, Meras has the water control services to meet existing needs.
Water Resources Planning and Management Services
Meras serves California facilities with a comprehensive suite of water management services designed to mitigate risk of Legionella contamination.
Our Legionella control services include:
- Building water systems surveying
- Flowchart development and photographic profiling
- Hazardous analysis evaluations
- Sanitation and remediation protocols
- Legionella sample collecting and testing
- Documentation and records development
- Water disinfection programs
Based on the information gathered, control measures, limits, and corrective action plans will be created to ensure quick responses take place in the event of contamination. Meras will train facility personnel to be knowledgeable and prepared to carry out Legionella control plans effectively.
Let Us Take the Risk Out of Legionella Control
Compliance can be tricky business. We have provided companies in California with water risk management plan solutions since 2004. We are intimately familiar with accepted industry guidelines for Legionella control as set forth by CMS, ASHRAE, CDC, and OSHA. Whether you are in the food, health care, agricultural, industrial, or other business, Meras has the experience to create a custom water quality management plan that meets your short- and long-term needs — quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
To learn more about our comprehensive capabilities and how we can help you, get in touch with us today.