Legionella in Cooling Towers

Legionella is probably best known as the bacteria that caused the 1976 outbreak of infections that came to be known as Legionnaires’ disease. But did you know that Legionella infections (Legionellosis) have been on the rise in the United States for the last two decades?

Cooling towers are often identified as the source of this potentially deadly contagion. With these structures nearly ubiquitous across our modern landscape, it’s important to understand the role they play. In this fact sheet we cover:

  • The risks associated with Legionella in cooling towers
  • Why cooling towers are a hotspot for Legionella growth
  • How Legionella in a cooling tower can infect humans

Download our info sheet to learn more about Legionella and how Pace® Legionella testing and Water Management Planning services can help protect your business and your customers.




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