Unoccupied buildings on college campuses during the coronavirus shutdown are approaching the summer months, when temperatures are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria that can cause Legionnaires' disease. Do you know the steps to flushing out your building's multiple systems? What are you doing to manage potential contamination in drinking fountains, decorative water fountains, ice makers, and other parts of your campus?
Some of nation's leading water quality experts from Chem-Aqua offer some straightforward, easy advice on testing, flushing, and documenting your campus water systems and answered your questions below.
APPA hosts a weekly panel discussion and Q&A on the shared campus responses and guidance on COVID-19 every Friday, 12:30–2:00 p.m. Eastern
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) has a page dedicated to providing resources and materials for building managers regarding COVID-19, including the original presentation on water management with Chem-Aqua’s Pat Guccione
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidance on building water systems
HPAC Engineering posted an article entitled “Looking Ahead: How to Restart Stagnant Building Water Systems”