On June 3, 2020, ASPE is hosting a one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on Guidelines for Best Practices for Water Quality Post COVID-19. The COVID-19 outbreak is showing signs of slowing, but unfortunately a different risk is occurring when owners begin to reopen dormant buildings with stagnant water systems. Several weeks of zero or low flow and tempered water can result in an increased risk of Legionella, microbiological growth, heavy metals leeching, and increased corrosion within plumbing systems.
This presentation will examine essential steps a building’s facilities team should consider to maintain water quality and safety in plumbing systems of unused or slightly used buildings. It will also examine the proper recommissioning of equipment. The webinar will cover:
- Initial steps to take in reopening a building
- Mapping the plumbing systems
- Establishing a flushing regime
- Establishing a RID plan (recommission, inspect, disinfect)
- Monitoring and testing
- Maintaining the plumbing systems after reopening
Upon successful completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Discover how water in the piping systems of empty buildings can lead to an increased risk of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.
- Learn the initial steps needed to safely prepare to reopen an unoccupied building.
- Learn what a flushing regime is, how to implement one, and key considerations.
- Learn the testing and monitoring practices vital to opening a building.
- Gain instructions on how to recommission, inspect, and disinfect (RID) equipment and fixtures.
This webinar offers 0.1 CEU, and thanks to the generous sponsorship of Watts, it is free for ASPE members ($130 for nonmembers). Registration is open at ASPE Education.