EPA seeks input on Legionella control

EPA held a public meeting last week to garner input on "Technologies for Legionella Control: Scientific Literature Review." The agency is providing this literature review -- primarily focused on disinfection technologies -- to assist building owners contemplating adding treatment for Legionella control. The literature review is not SDWA "guidance," and EPA is explicitly leaving to state primacy agencies decisions on when a building must comply with SDWA requirements. Participants in the meeting were concerned that the literature review might be perceived as guidance, that there were technologies that were not included and that review did not summarize the literature in terms of controlling proliferation of Legionella in building systems. The document will be reviewed by subject matter experts in early 2016 and finalized in 2016.

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association