Greene County Public Health

Water that has been stagnant in cold and hot-water distribution lines and fixtures can grow harmful bacteria including Legionella. Legionellosis is a disease that occurs from inhalation of droplets of water that are aerosolized from splashing, spraying or misting of water from various sources including sinks, showers, hoses, or other manufacturing devices. The following procedures are recommended to ensure stagnant and potentially contaminated water is flushed from a water system, and that water lines and fixtures are disinfected to prevent exposure to bacteria that can cause disease.

Attached Documents:

Closed Building Flushing+Disinfection Procedures.pdf
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