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Incidents of human illness and fatality due to pathogens in industrial, commercial and institutional, and municipal water systems continues to be increasingly prevalent in the news. Both potable and non-potable systems pose a threat to human health, with the respiratory infection of legionellosis being a prominent example. Increased guidance, such as ASHRAE 188 – 2015, provide for best practices to help minimize the facility’s pathogen risk and guide the development of Legionella risk management programs.

Helping customers understand the risks is the first step in actionable programs that mitigate them. U.S. Water’s integrated approach including chemistry, equipment, engineering and service provides our customers with a variety of risk management solutions.

U.S. Water has the expertise, technologies and practical know-how to help keep overall microbiological growth in cooling towers, air handling units and decorative fountains at bay, minimizing the potential for pathogenic organisms to proliferate.

U.S. Water’s products and services for non-potable water systems include:

  • Legionella sampling protocols and analysis by a certified laboratory
  • State-of-the-art chemical treatment programs, including multiple applied technologies for microbiological control
  • Automated feed and monitoring systems that ensure the reliable and proper dosing of biocidal chemistries
  • Cloud-based data management and reporting systems that get the right information into the hands of the right people, at the right time, allowing our customers to address problems before they become serious health risks
  • Support for configuring water management plans in accordance with ASHRAE 188 – 2015
  • Cleaning and disinfection services to help keep equipment clean and free from conditions that harbor problematic organisms

Potable water systems in buildings, both hot and cold, are not always adequately protected from pathogens by the inbound municipal waters. Secondary disinfection of potable water, inside the premises, is increasingly the norm, particularly in healthcare facilities.

U.S. Water’s products and services for potable water systems include:

  • Legionella sampling protocols and analysis by a certified laboratory
  • Support for developing water management plans in accordance with ASHRAE 188 – 2015
  • Multiple disinfection technologies including conventional chlorine, on-site electrochemically generated chlorine, chlorine dioxide and monochloramine that enable the best fit for a given customer need
  • Short-term remediation services
  • Point of use filtration

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