Resources for Businesses

As our nation and businesses begin to plan for reopening, it is important to plan flushing stagnant water from buildings prior to reopening, especially in buildings used for medical purposes. Below are resources to help businesses understand the importance of flushing and guidance documents on steps to complete this important process:

Lehigh Valley Health Network on Legionella and Dormant Water Systems: A COVID-19 Shutdown Health Risk
https://news.lvhn.org/legionella-and-dormant-water-systems-a-covid-19-shutdown-health-risk/

Centers for Disease Control Flushing Guidance for Building Water Systems:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html

Environmental Science, Policy & Research Institute (ESPRI) and AH Environmental Consultants, Inc. (AH) guidance material for maintaining building water systems: 
https://esprinstitute.org/coronavirus-building-flushing-guidance/

Environmental Protection Agency Resources:                                                                                       
https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/information-maintaining-or-restoring-water-quality-buildings-low-or-no-use

Pennsylvania Department of Health:
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/HAN/2020-PAHAN-507-05-11-ALT-Restarting.pdf

Environmental Protection Agency – Checklist:
Click here to download the checklist