Water Management Plan Update
- Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:37
During June 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS
) chimed in on their position regarding the facilities they certify and water management plans relating to the minimization of legionella risks
Bottom line, to avoid a citation for non-compliance a facility must develop and adhere to policies and procedures that minimize the risk of legionella and other pathogens in their water systems
To comply, CMS expects facilities to develop a plan, and they recommend that the facilities follow those water management
plans as outlined in the ASHRAE 188 Standard. While this requirement is specific to certain health care facilities, it demonstrates a continuing trend towards requiring sites to be aware of, and minimize the potential for legionella risks through competent implementation of water treatment programs
Industrial water treatment companies in Denver
, such as Summit Laboratories
, can assist at various levels of water management plan development and implementation.
If you have questions, contact Summit Laboratories
and start the conversation.