Legionella in Hotels
There are more than 90,000 hotel and motel properties in the United States with more than 5 million rooms; most provide short-term lodging. The average size of hotels range from more than 300 rooms in the most upscale hotel resorts to about 75 rooms in the economy segment.
Fluctuations in hotel occupancy can affect water use patterns, resulting in conditions that support microbial growth, which leads to waterborne diseases, such as Legionnaires’ disease. The extensive presence of showers, which are sources of aerosols, increases the potential for transmission and inhalation of waterborne pathogens.
Standard of Care
In 2015, ASHRAE Standard 188 helped establish a new standard of care for managing building water systems. The scope of ASHRAE Standard 188, most recently updated in 2021, specifically covers most hotels.
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