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Preventing Legionellosis Part 1
This article, published in the ASHRAE Journal and written by Janet Stout, Ph.D provides a good overview of how to prevent/minimize Legionella in your water systems.

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Prevent Legionnaires Disease via Cooling Tower Cleaning
Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease, is commonplace and it normally isn’t an issue unless it becomes airborne. This can occur through a shower, hot tub, humidifier, or cooling tower. In any facility, a good sterilization program protects you and your customers. This link provides you with information to best maintain your facilities' cooling tower to prevent Legionella. 

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Building-Associated Legionnaires Disease
Managing risks to the safety and health of people who occupy or visit your building is one of the most important aspects of your job as a facilities operation and maintenance professional. Taking a proactive preventive approach is the key to minimizing the risk of infection from Legionella in your building water system. This link provides 10 ways that you can save time and money, prevent litigation and illness, and maybe even save a life.

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Legionella & Legionellosis Prevention
A journal of ALL things Legionella from the World Health Organization. The bacteria, its existence in ecology, the prevention of it, and many more topics. 

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New ways to save water in dairy processing.
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How to Improve Cooling Tower Efficiency
Understanding the key components of cooling towers and how to improve water efficiency.
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  Plants Often Miss Opportunities to More Fully use Hot Water
Tips from Chemical Processing to make fullest use of its hot water, and thus cutting energy consumption.
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A standard outlining a performance based approach to the maintenance of cooling water systems with respect to the control of microorganisms.
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Important connections and opportunities between water and energy.
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Ice control and different ice formations in various types of cooling towers.
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Limit Water and Energy Use
Solutions for water use and energy reduction in order to increase your bottom line and protect the environment.
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  U.S. Utility Executives' Water Worries
An article from Forbes addressing the importance of water to utility industry executives.
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  Legionella Statement - Association of Water Technologies
Legionella statement from the Association of Water Technologies.
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