Title: Legionella Testing: A fresh look at the benefits and limitations
Understand and articulate the benefits and limitations of Legionella testing in building water systems.
1. Why the conversation about routine Legionella sampling has changed
2. Benefits of Legionella testing in water systems
3. Limitations of Legionella testing
Water treaters should be able to discuss the pros and cons of Legionella testing with their customers, and give well-worded, accurate advice. Health officials, Legionella experts, and the building management community have debated the value of routinely testing water systems for Legionella for more than 30 years. Some of the issues have been resolved but new ones have arisen based on lessons learned over the last 5 years. Matt Freije will give a fresh and frank list of new considerations about the benefits and limitations of Legionella testing. The talking points have changed, and water treaters need to know them.
Matt Freije is the founder and CEO of HC Info and the content director for LAMPS, its cloud-based software for water management plans, data analytics, system monitoring, and training. He is a certified Water Specialist and an approved ASSE 12080 instructor. He has provided Legionella education and information since 1995.