Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses. |
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The Indiana State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management have both issued guidance on properly flushing water systems as retail businesses reopen following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. |
As facilities evaluate when to re-open in the midst of COVID19, water that has been stagnant in pipes poses a health risk and without following a proper flushing protocol, we could put the public at risk. |
The extensive closure of offices, hotels, restaurants and other commercial buildings in response to the coronavirus pandemic is a potential health hazard once those structures are reopened to the public. |
120Water, a comprehensive digital water platform in use at more than 180,000 locations across the nation, is addressing this issue in an upcoming webinar and is offering best practices for safely reopening the drinking water supply. |