Legionella & plumbing design: Set requirements to manage risk of bacteria

Legionella & plumbing design: Set requirements to manage risk of bacteria

“Twenty-five percent of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks occur within the first year of new construction or renovation,” said Keane. Legionella can cause debilitating, even deadly, results in elderly people and those with compromised immune systems.  Cases of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks are seldom reported and perhaps not seen as a global problem — until recently. 

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