Cooling Towers or Warm Water Systems
High Risk Manufactured Water Systems
A high risk manufactured water system means a cooling water system or a warm water system that is deemed to be at high risk of developing and transmitting Legionella bacteria, the cause of Legionellosis or Legionnaire’s Disease.
What is Legionella?
There are many different types of Legionella bacteria found in the environment. Legionella pneumophila is the most common type found in water, and causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Legionella bacteria must be inhaled to cause illness. However, most people who are exposed to aerosols containing Legionella do not become ill. Legionella can infect the lungs, causing a disease known as legionellosis.