Test Regularly to Prevent Outbreaks

OnSite Legionella tests are capable of accurately detecting legionella serogroup 1 down to the .1 CFU/ml, that’s 100x below the first action level for domestic water. This allows for preventative action far earlier than what is possible with lab culture testing.  

There are a growing number of outbreaks in the news. State and local authorities are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease — two of them fatal — at a Covenant Living retirement home in Carol Stream, IL.

As reported in the Daily Herald, “Two residents of Windsor Park have died from a combination of Legionnaires’ disease and other underlying conditions,” DuPage County Health Department spokesman has said. Covenant officials also said that “within the last 12 months, we had two other cases, one in May of 2019 and another in November of 2019. We believe each is unique and unrelated given the timeframe. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our residents.”

Windsor Park is “taking action based on its water management plan and implementing multiple control measures” that include flushing the plumbing system, DuPage County officials said. 

OnSite Legionella Testing will help you determine whether your water management plan has a good fact pattern, documenting consistent use of best practices resulting in control of legionella. The fast and accurate nature of our tests will greatly improve your facility’s protection against Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. 

Purchase an On Site Legionella Test Kit to Protect you from Legionnaires’ Outbreaks at your facilities or in the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease in your home.