Testing your water routinely for Legionella bacteria can validate the effectiveness of your Water Management Plan and can detect the presence of Legionella in your building. Buildings that test routinely for Legionella are more likely to prevent outbreaks of Legionnaires' Disease. The best way to prevent Legionnaires' Disease is to limit the exposure to Legionella bacteria. The only way to do this is to determine whether Legionella bacteria are present in your water through testing.
The Water Drop: Why Should I Take Advantage of Legionella Testing?
IWC Innovations offers ISO 11731:2017(E) certified, accredited and state-of-the-art testing services. We make testing for Legionella bacteria and other waterborne pathogens simple, fast, compliant, and efficient. IWC offers routine testing plans to fit the needs of your building while also helping you stay compliant with the latest mandates.
The IWC Innovations Testing Specialists will work with you to devise a routine preventative Legionella testing plan that fits your needs and preferences while mitigating the risks of Legionella and ensuring maximum safety in your building. Included in all testing services is comprehensive result interpretation, and should a positive result occur, we offer complete hand-holding and recommendations. Click here to learn more about testing positive for Legionella.
1) Standard Culture Testing
2) Ultra qPCR™ testing
Aside from Legionella, there are many waterborne pathogens in our water that could contribute to serious disease. Some of those include Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM), E. coli, and many other pathogens that could be identified through routine water testing and could prevent outbreaks at your building. The IWC Innovations Testing Team makes testing for all of these waterborne pathogens easy and includes result interpretation with all testing.
Can proactive water testing expose me to more liability?
Proactive water testing is encouraged and does not carry any penalties if Legionella is discovered in the water system. The benefit if Legionella is discovered is that action can be taken more quickly to prevent an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease. It provides an opportunity to investigate the source and determine a root cause regarding the water system, so that corrective measures can be put in place to avoid any potential harm.
Facilities are not required to report any proactive water testing results to the Department of Health, unless it is part of a Case Investigation, prior testing requirement from the DOH, or from a healthcare facility in the state of New York.
Trust the experts at IWC Innovations to develop a customized preventative routine water testing plan for your individual building or portfolio.