KEEPING BUILDING WATER SYSTEMS FREE OF LEGIONELLA DURING COVID AS PER NEW DOH GUIDELINES
Omega’s Environmental Services Water Management team is here to discuss the problems associated with stagnant water in buildings and new State DOH Guidelines to keep building occupants safe.
Many buildings have had reduced operations in water usage due to full or partial COVID shutdowns. This can lead to conditions that promote the growth of Legionella and other harmful bacteria that can impact Staff and/or other building occupants. For healthcare buildings that have continues to operate during COVID, Legionella still needs to be monitored.
The New Jersey Department of Health has issued a Guidance document on their web site: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/legon.shtml to assist Building Owners in dealing with this issue.
Omega is advising its Clients that thier building water systems must be actively maintained to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria.