The following links provide information on legionella and the preventative management, sampling and testing of the bacteria in building water systems.
Legionnaires’ Disease (Legionellosis) & Pontiac Fever
Prevention with Water Management Programs
Sampling & Testing Kits
Standards, Codes & By-laws
Surveillance Data & Cases
Waterborne Bacterial Pathogen Guidance
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) co-hosted a course, Managing Legionella Risk in Buildings through Water Safety Management Planning. The course was presented by the private sector and federal and provincial partners to provide education on effective water safety management plans to reduce exposure to Legionella.
Course presentations are now available online on the Drinking Water Resource Library (DWRL) and will help building owners, facility managers, drinking water system owners and operators, public health inspectors and healthcare professionals better understand how to write effective water safety management plans based on the ANSI/ASHRAE 188 standard to manage the proliferation of Legionella in buildings.
The Drinking Water Resource Library was developed to provide easy access to trusted resources related to drinking water. The library consists of a catalog of documents and features multiple search functions to ease the research of information. This initiative is part of WCWC’s strategy to enhance the transfer of knowledge to owners, operators and operating authorities of Ontario’s drinking water systems. The DWRL can be accessed from wcwc.ca or at www.drinkingwaterresourcelibrary.ca.Read More
This seminar was presented cooperatively by Federal and Provincial partners to provide education on effective water safety management plans to reduce exposure to Legionella. Multiple stakeholders should be involved in this management practice, from building/healthcare owners and managers to safety managers, public water operations, public health officials and inspectors. Each has a role to play in reducing Legionella exposure and Legionnaires’ disease.
The seminar recording can be viewed below:Read More