What’s Up With This Preventable Water Disease? The Brockovich Report

Water management problems lead to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.

  • About 65 percent of cases are due to process failures, like not having a Legionella water management program.
  • About 1 in 2 (52 percent) are due to human error, such as a hot tub filter not being cleaned or replaced as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • About 1 in 3 are due to equipment, such as a disinfection system, not working.
  • About 1 in 3 are due to changes in water quality from reasons external to the building itself, like nearby construction.

Source: What’s Up With This Preventable Water Disease?