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How Your Organization could get sued for Testing your water for Legionella Bacteria

Your water treatment service representative – and sometimes your operators – routinely collect samples of cooling water and analyze the bacteria population. So, why is testing for legionella bacteria risky? Here’s what happened when a water treatment service representative – on his own initiative – collected a sample of the cooling water, tested it for […]

Worried about a Legionellosis Lawsuit from your Cooling Tower?

Why don’t many owners of cooling towers – especially comfort cooling towers in close proximity to pedestrians – assess and manage the risk of a Legionellosis infection from their cooling tower? Here’s a few reasons that my clients have offered. They don’t have a clear understanding of the issues. Facility managers usually have little or […]