IWE founder Les Norman is the proud recipient of the 2023 Association of Water Technologies (AWT) Ray Baum Award. The Ray Baum Memorial Water Technologist of the Year Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurial spirit and contributions to the field of water treatment. Les was recognized for his 40+ year career to customized, proprietary water treatment solutions, formulation chemistry, silica chemistry, and his impact on water conservation.
Health officials in Nevada are investigating a small cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases among guests who stayed at two Las Vegas hotels.
Two people were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease — a severe form of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria — after staying at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino within the last 12 months, the Southern Nevada Health District said on Thursday.
The key to preventing Legionnaires’ disease is to reduce the risk of Legionella growth and spread. Building owners and managers can do this by maintaining building water systems and implementing controls for Legionella. This section offers information for routine maintenance of building and recreational water systems to prevent disease.
Water system design directly affects the potential growth of microbial hazards, such as Legionnaire’s Disease and Pontiac Fever (legionellosis), that can negatively impact human health. Mitigation methods designed to eliminate or reduce the potential for microbial growth carry their own associated physical and chemical hazards.
ASHRAE’s Water System Risk Management suite of standards and guidelines provides minimum requirements and informative guidance for the design of building water systems that reduces the risk of microbial growth and provides measures for microbial control and the associated hazards.
Industrial Water Engineering sponsors APS Education Foundation at the 2017 Superintendent’s Cup. The Superintendent's Cup (aka "SuperCup") benefits the grant programs of the APS Education Foundation. The Foundation disburses grants to our schools and classrooms focused on literacy, fine arts, STEM, clubs and activities and more.
June 2, 2017- Effective immediately, healthcare facilities are expected to implement a Water Management Program (WMP) based on the ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015 Standard Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. Facilities must include control measures such as temperature management, disinfectant level control, and environmental testing for pathogens.
Industrial Water Engineering has a team to help you develop a Water Management Program for your facility.
A new CDC analysis finds that among the 21 U.S. jurisdictions studied, 76 percent reported health care-associated cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a concerning finding since Legionnaires’ disease acquired from health care facilities can be particularly severe. The findings highlight a possibly deadly risk to patients from exposure to Legionella in health care facilities, according to today’s CDC Vital Signs report.