RHP Risk Management developed a site-specific water management plan (WMP) to reduce the growth and spread of building related legionella & other waterborne opportunistic pathogens for a healthcare facility following the best practice guidance presented in ASHRAE Standard 188, as referenced by guidance provided by the CDC and CMS. Following the implementation of the site specific WMP, RHP conducted sampling throughout the facility for legionella to validate the current WMP.

  • RHP met with healthcare management and engineering staff to review the required elements of the water management program, identified individuals to be included on the water management team, and defined roles for those individuals.
  • RHP conducted a site walkthrough with facilities maintenance staff and building engineers to identify risk factors, map the flow of water through the buildings, identify control measures and points of use, and develop a water flow diagram.
  • RHP collected samples from numerous water sources including cooling towers, ice machines, decorative fountains, sinks, showers, hot water storage tanks, central domestic cold water fixtures, central domestic hot water loops.
  • RHP analyzed and reported final results to client. Made recommendations and continued to assist throughout the mitigation process.