Legionella in Senior Housing Communities

More than 15% of the population of the United States is 65 years or older, with more than 20,000 senior living units across the country. 

The population served by senior housing communities—the elderly—are especially vulnerable to infection by plumbing-associated waterborne pathogens, such as Legionella. CDC Guidance categorizes people 50 years or older as being at increased risk.

Inconsistent water usage owing to variations in occupancy can result in conditions that support microbial growth.

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 senior housing communities.

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Micromanagement offers comprehensive turnkey services for the reliable, regulation-compliant treatment of potable water systems in senior living communities. We help you protect your residents and visitors from Legionnaires’ disease and other plumbing-associated infections. Call or write us today to learn more about our services.