Water Treatment Facility

Legionella

Providing safe water is our number one priority and a responsibility we share with you. Although the drinking water we deliver to your property meets all federal and state water quality standards and requirements (link to CCR), the quality of that water can be affected once it leaves our pipes and enters a building or home, due to the unique interior plumbing system at your property. For example, in certain conditions, harmful bacteria can grow in your pipes, or other water-using devices in your home or business, if they are not properly cleaned or maintained. A very common bacterium found in the pipes and water-using devices in homes and businesses is Legionella.

Whether you are a homeowner or a large facility manager, you have an important role in maintaining the quality of water on your property after it leaves the public system. Please see links below for more information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Legionella?

Has PWD tested for Legionella?

How do you contract Legionnaires’ Disease?

Who is at risk for Legionnaires’ Disease?

What are common causes and sources of infection? 

How can you prevent Legionella in your building’s internal plumbing system?