Legionella is the leading cause of waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These outbreaks cost facility owners more than $1 billion annually, on average, due to lawsuits, treatment, and lost work hours.
Even more concerning is that the problem is becoming more prevalent. According to the CDC, reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease – a serious type of pneumonia that can prove fatal – have increased by nearly nine times since 2000 in the United States.
Gain Knowledge, Earn CEUs
Via the Watts Works Learning Program, anyone can now sign up to access Watts’ CEU-approved course on Legionella Mitigation for free:
ASPE CEU - Mitigating Legionella & Other Waterborne Pathogens
Take the course to learn from the industry experts and gain critical knowledge about the important points on mitigating Legionella risk in a building’s premise plumbing system, best practices for testing and monitoring, current design trends, and more with eight modules designed to help optimize water safety.
The course covers a wide range of topics, including the history of Legionnaires’ disease, water management plans, multi-barrier solutions, plumbing design elements, the impact of COVID-19 on water safety, and much more.
Completion of this course qualifies for 0.25 ASPE CEU.