Clarity is a Legionella treatment and prevention expert, offering a full range of services designed to minimize the risks and liabilities associated with Legionella in your facility. Because undertreated water systems have the potential to breed harmful bacterial like Legionella, we offer our 360 Degree Service – a complete program that not only includes a risk assessment and custom tailored management plan, but also includes a full service prevention and remediation component, including emergency cooling tower disinfection services.
We lead the industry in Legionella prevention and treatment by offering our 360 Degree Service. This program has three important components, in which we develop your plan, administer your water treatment program, and offer emergency response if there is ever an issue.
A comprehensive summary of all of your water systems and a protocol for keeping them free of all waterborne pathogens, including Legionella, adhering to ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems and ASHRAE Guideline 12-2020, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems.
Administering the Water Treatment Plan and Risk Assessment with your staff to include necessary inspection, training, routine water sampling, reporting and corrective actions, when necessary.
In the event of an outbreak at your facility, Clarity’s Service Team will respond to your site to evaluate and sanitize your facility’s water systems, including emergency cooling tower and potable water disinfection services, should you need it.
For applications that require continuous potable water disinfection to prevent Legionella and other water borne pathogens, Clarity has partnered with Sanipur to provide state-of-the-art monochloramine generation.
SANIKILL®–Lite, monochloramine for small applications, ensures maximum efficiency against Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. It is equipped with a 24/7 remote control system that ensures a continuous data recording.
The unit is designed with enhanced safety features (flow sensors and switches, level sensors and backpressure valves). A comparison with the most common disinfectant currently used in the fight against Legionella shows that SANIKILL® monochloramine is the most effective in reducing the presence of this and other waterborne pathogens.
If you are currently experiencing an outbreak situation or if one of your systems has tested positive for Legionella, please contact us immediately at 888-616-3545.
Legionella is the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ Disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It lives and grows naturally in water and soil. In buildings, it thrives in warm water systems like cooling towers, decorative fountains, hot tubs, whirlpools, and hot potable water systems.
Legionella was first discovered in 1976 after an outbreak among people who became ill after an American Legion convention held in a hotel in Philadelphia. The people who were affected suffered from a type of severe pneumonia (lung infection) that eventually became known as Legionnaires’ Disease.
Legionnaires’ Disease is still a very big concern today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 5,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in the United States each year. It is estimated that one out of every 10 people who get sick from Legionnaires’ Disease will die. During the summer of 2015, New York City had its worst outbreak in recorded history in which 16 people died and 133 people were sickened. New York City alleges that the source of the outbreak was an infected cooling tower located in the South Bronx. In reaction to this tragedy, New York City and State have passed some of the most comprehensive cooling tower maintenance legislation in the United States.
A Legionella outbreak could be potentially catastrophic in facilities that are occupied by people with compromised, underdeveloped or suppressed immune systems – the very young, the elderly and those who may already be ill. This means that hospitals and elder care facilities should be extremely vigilant about mitigating the risks associated with Legionella because those facilities are most at risk; however, any facility that has a warm water system that is used by or is in close proximity to people should have a plan for minimizing Legionella. This includes hotels, schools, office buildings, large apartment complexes and manufacturing facilities. For these groups, being proactive and having a plan is the first step in Legionella prevention.