Proper water system maintenance is essential for controlling growth of Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. Developing a water management program is an important first step for making sure that your building’s occupants and neighbors are safe from infection.
The Department of Public Health has created several tools to help building owners and operators develop water management programs that are specific to their facilities.
If you would like more information about developing a water management program, call the Acute Communicable Disease Program at (215) 685-6742.
|Water quality monitoring log PDF||A sample log form on which to record a facility's water quality, including pH, temperature, disinfectant and conductivity.||November 9, 2018|
|Cooling towers & Legionnaires’ disease: What you need to know PDF||An introduction to the spread and prevention of Legionnaires' Disease, including a risk assessment tool and links to additional resources.||November 9, 2018|
|Philadelphia Cooling Tower Analysis Project (PCTAP): An overview PDF||An introduction to the Department of Public Health's Cooling Tower Analysis Project, including project partners and objectives.||November 9, 2018|
|Cooling Tower (CT) maintenance checklist PDF||A checklist that can be used to assess the condition of a facility's cooling tower and treatment room.||November 9, 2018|