When it comes to managing water in a commercial facility, there are a wide variety of important factors to think about. From keeping potentially dangerous bacteria at bay to ensuring that the water is not damaging your pipes and complying with all local and state regulations, water management is almost a full-time job in and of itself. That is why many companies choose to rely on professional water treatment and management experts to help them stay on track. Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions (Division of Tower Water) make the perfect team to tackle all of your water system issues and prevent problems before they occur. To learn more about what we can do for you to remove the burden of water management from your shoulders, read on.
One Company With 2 Distinct Divisions?
The best service is always achieved when experts are able to work within their own areas of expertise, and that is why Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions exist separately and work together. We believe that one size does not fit all, and that means that the water treatment solutions provided to you should be customized by professionals who understand what they are doing instead of trying to cover every area of practice at once. Thus, Legionella Compliance Solutions focuses on keeping you in line with local and state regulations, as well as keeping your visitors and workers safe from dangerous bacteria, while Tower Water can assist you with your water management plan and the longevity of your system. When experts can focus on staying at the top of their field, you can reap the benefits in both the short and long term.
How Tower Water And Legionella Compliance Divisions Work Together
As mentioned previously, Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions both have a breadth of knowledge about how to keep your water safe, clean and effective. However, each division’s area of expertise varies. The benefit of working together in this way is that your Legionella experts will be well equipped to include and build off of the water treatment plan developed by your Tower Water professionals, and vice versa, rather than competing over differing and sometimes contrary ideas. This results in a smoother experience for you that is not only less time-consuming to deal with but also more effective and comprehensive in its approach.
Tower Water’s Expertise
Tower Water specializes in water treatment and the appropriate management of water systems with a focus on cooling towers. Cooling towers can be challenging to properly manage, and they are the number one culprit behind dangerous outbreaks of Legionella bacteria that cause Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease. However, proper water treatment, careful documentation, a customized strategy and regular cleaning can keep your facility safe and functional for years to come without the need for premature repair and replacement of equipment due to issues like scaling and corrosion.
Water Treatment And Tower Cleaning
One of the main areas in which Tower Water focuses is water treatment. This includes a wide variety of tasks, from determining the proper chemical solutions, and water treatment equipment for your facility’s problems to recommending the appropriate type of filtration system that would work for you. Our strategies are customized for each and every client, taking into account factors such as the composition of the water that your building is using, the age of your building and its pipes, the materials that your equipment is made out of, your compliance and business needs and more. We can also help you to establish an effective schedule for cooling tower cleaning to remove sludge, biofilms and other unwanted contaminants and keep you in compliance with local and state regulations. Physical cleaning of your machinery is just as important as water treatment over the long term, and you can benefit not only from increased safety in your facility as a result but also lower utility bills over time, as your system will function better than ever.
New Construction – Specialty Pipe Cleaning And Water Treatment
Even the best water treatment plans for your main system can be sabotaged if you do not adequately protect it from outside contaminants. If your facility uses specialty pipe options such as glycol systems, or if your building relies on new supplemental piping that ties into your main equipment, Tower Water can ensure that your water treatment can keep u and that new piping is intially cleaned prior to opening of valves. These specialty systems will need their own approach to ensure that they do not add foulants back into a water line that has already been treated and that they use the correct type and size of valves to keep the flow rate consistent.
Correctly treating your water and managing your water system is a nuanced job that you should not be expected to tackle on your own. Tower Water is a proud member of the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and we are happy to offer our guidance to both new construction and existing buildings. We can inform you of industry best practices to keep your facility’s equipment clean and safe, as well as how to maintain compliance with all the pertinent regulations. Whether you simply need information, oversight, or a company that can directly handle your water treatment needs, we are ready to help.
Legionella Compliance Solutions’ Expertise
Legionella Compliance Solutions division is also deeply experienced in the realm of water treatment and compliance, but with a keen focus on Legionella requirements and the prevention of this hazardous bacteria within your water system. Legionella can cause mild Pontiac fever or a life-threatening case of Legionnaires’ disease, and contaminated particles discharged by cooling towers and other sources can travel for miles suspended in the air. Legionella Compliance Solutions understands that the job we do is vital to the safety and wellbeing of our community, which is why we provide thorough, comprehensive and customized strategies for preventing the bacteria from taking hold in the first place. If you have already noticed Legionella in your system, our experts are ready to tackle remediation immediately, before an outbreak occurs.
In order for a comprehensive Legionella prevention plan to work effectively, it needs to be regularly managed and audited by a professional and aided by your team. This means that anyone who works at your facility and is in charge of processes related to your cooling towers or water system should stay informed about how to inform their professional of any changes within their facilities. Clients can have different roles and responsibilities, depending on how they want their facility to operate and costs associated,and we are happy to develop the program that achieves the individual goals. Our experts are trained and certified to validate your facility according to Local Law 77 and the DOH Cooling Tower Guidelines. We have dedicated ourselves to excellence in the field of Legionella prevention and remediation, and we consistently pursue new knowledge and stay on top of advancements in the field.
When it comes to keeping your building in line with local and state regulations, it is best to work with a team experienced in the most common mistakes and most worthwhile investments for your building. Legionella compliance for your facility requires multiple facets, such as thorough documentation of all of your processes and water management programs, the appointment of a dedicated team to handle your water treatment, proper water levels of colony forming units of Legionella within your water and more. Legionella Compliance Solutions is equipped to keep you up to date with any changes to regulations and stays top of the field when it comes to advancements in technology that allow you to more effectively manage your facility in compliance with regulations.
Validation, Testing, Inspection And Certification
One of the most important compliance aspects of remaining in line with Legionella regulations is validation, which typically arises as part of certification and testing (usually occurs quarterly). Legionella Compliance Solutions can assist you by conducting audits of your facility (most commonly once per year) to ensure that you have been maintaining proper documentation and that this information is stored in an appropriate manner should an inspection occur. This service is in addition to LCS’ reviews of your log sheets, manuals and Legionella documentation, which occur every 90 days to ensure that you are not in violation of regulations.
As an additional benefit, Legionella Compliance Solutions is certified to conduct inspections, which must occur every 90 days according to the law. LCS maintains a relationship with a New York State approved ELAP certified lab, where your samples will be sent following each inspection to ensure that you remain compliant. Legionella Compliance Solutions is familiar with all of the most well-known testing options, such as direct fluorescent antibody, polymerase chain reaction and culturing to ensure that you receive the testing and data that is right for your system for the highest accuracy.
Water Safety Plans
Water safety plans, often simply abbreviated as WSPs, are a type of water management approach that pays close attention to risk management and assessment to ensure that water remains clean and safe throughout its lifecycle. The first step in a water safety plan is to assemble a team that is directly responsible for the quality and maintenance of the water system, including appointing team members who are in charge of such tasks as documenting the facility’s strategy. Legionella Compliance Solutions and Tower Water are able to work together in this aspect to ensure that your team does not need to dedicate its time to regularly scheduled maintenance, testing and other compliance matters; instead, we can establish a regular schedule, and you can trust us to arrive on time every time so that your facility never falls out of its compliance schedule.
Water management plans also involve thorough system assessment, which can benefit from both Tower Water’s water treatment expertise and LCS’ knowledge of comprehensive Legionella prevention. This includes identifying the risks that are unique to your building and creating a plan for regular evaluation–and reevaluation–of your treatment plan and how it can be improved. Tower Water and LCS can assist you in consistently keeping your water safety plan up to date based on the most recent data and your facility’s compliance needs.
New online versions of water management plans and automatic virtual log binders are now available in 2022. This makes sure all of your documentation is in the correct place, updated in real-time, and is always ready for inspection by public or private entities.
Online Remote Logging & Monitoring
One of the biggest advantages of the constantly evolving technology used in water treatment, Legionella prevention and related fields is that your business has more power than ever before to remain in control of the water quality in your facility. With so many elements to keep tabs on, it can feel overwhelming to constantly test water and understand how your chemical treatments, filtration and other strategies are working. However, thanks to new technologies such as online remote logging and monitoring, you no longer need to actively be present at an access point in your water system in order to collect data. Simply logging into an online portal will enable you to see the current state of your water treatment and allow you to monitor the composition of your facility’s water at your convenience. In addition to the flexibility that this option affords, remote logging and monitoring equips your building with the ability to act quickly by informing you as soon as your water composition deviates from its expected standard. In this way, we can address pressing issues like Legionella as soon as they arise and before they become a hazard to your system or the health of the people who live and work in your area.
Benefits Of Working With Tower Water And Legionella Compliance Solutions
Combining two divisions within one company provides a greater breadth of experience and knowledge without compromising on quality. In the case of Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions, you will benefit from a check and balance that you won’t have with any other company or consulting firm.
Expertise In The Industry
As mentioned previously, both Legionella Compliance Solutions and Tower Water are leading the charge of innovation and quality in their own respective fields. This means that by entrusting your building to their combined knowledge and experience, you can benefit from years of experience in the industry without compromising the quality of your service. Many services that bill themselves as able to tackle every one of your facility’s problems, from Legionella control to regulatory compliance and water treatment, can do so because they do not spend the time required to be truly proficient in any one area. This leaves you with subpar work overall. However, by combining forces, both Tower Water and LCS are able to bring their strong expertise in their fields together so that you never have to compromise on quality in order to address every issue that may arise in your building.
Legionella Compliance Solutions is solely dedicated to managing and ensuring that sites abide by Local Law 77 , NYS Department of Health Cooling Tower Guidelines, and the ASHRAE 188 guidelines. LCS understands that our strength is in Legionella management and keeping your building in compliance, which is why when it comes to matters of general water management to keep your facility in good working condition, prevent rust or install filtration to accomplish your potable water goals, we have partnered with Tower Water.
While Tower Water is skilled in the prevention of Legionella too, we specialize in water treatment to keep your equipment in good working condition for years to come, while maximizing the efficiency in electricity, water, and manpower. This includes helping you manage unique and specialty piping like glycol systems, providing filtration and offering water treatment consulting. By partnering with LCS, we can focus on getting your water to exactly the right specifications to achieve your goals and remain in compliance.
Save You Money
When two divisions join forces to offer high-quality water services, you can expect to save money in the long term as well. By trusting Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions to keep your water clean and treated, your entire system will remain in good repair for years to come. For example, water with low levels or corrosion protection, can cause corrosion of your pipes that can result in leaks and uneven surfaces. Not only can this cost you money in repairs, but it can also force you to prematurely replace entire pieces of equipment or piping long before their ideal lifespan. And when surfaces are damaged and no longer smooth, they may serve as safe havens where bacteria such as Legionella can grow and flourish, interfering with your water treatment goals.
Additionally, if you operate a cooling tower, facing issues such as sediment deposit and scaling can cost you more money than you realize. By inadequately treating your water, scale can build on your highest heat transfer surfaces. This means that your heat exchanging equipment such as a cooling tower will need to work harder in order to achieve the same result, increasing your utility bills. Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions’ combined experience can address every area of concern within your water system so that you do not waste money on your water bill, energy bill or unnecessary repairs.
Ensure Your Systems Are Within Compliance And Regulations
As scientists learn more about Legionella and other harmful bacteria and how they spread, the laws surrounding safe water handling in buildings will continue to evolve. Maintaining compliance with both local and state regulations is a nuanced process that requires proper documentation, inspections and water testing on a regularly scheduled basis, frequent reporting of data points and more. With Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions working together as experts who are certified to perform independent inspections and comply with Local Law 77 and the NYS DOH Cooling Tower Guidelines, you can rest assured that your facility will remain in compliance and avoid fines and violations that can cost you money, both in terms of fees and lost revenue for closing your business to address issues.
Compliance means more than simply preventing Legionella in your system. Your documentation practices must fulfill certain requirements, your appointed teams must include certified or licensed individuals and so on. Tower Water and Legionella Compliance solutions can help you understand which responsibilities you will need to focus on and which ones can be entrusted to the experts. We are equipped to maintain a regular compliance schedule for you, including regular inspections within the required timeframes and appropriate reporting in a timely manner based upon data secured from certified labs.
Same Values And Vision
Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions operate on the same values and vision; these include: Can-do Attitude, Reliable to a Fault, Responsiveness, Passion for what we do, and caring for your’s and our Reputation. If these values resonate with you, we are the right choice. We believe that you should have access to high-quality water treatment and Legionella prevention solutions so that the environment, your facility and the people who live and work nearby can remain safe. Both divisions stand behind customized water treatment and management solutions that are specifically tailored to your unique building needs, risks and strengths. A cookie-cutter, one size fits all approach will not achieve the results that you need, which is why we believe that you should be using a water management strategy that is built upon the unique factors of your building. This requires the creation of a customized, personal plan that is developed based on hard data, such as water composition, maps of your water facilities and more. Our services also include scheduling and services that are tailored to your requirements. Do you need us to be weekly to act as your responsible person? We can do that. Do you need help keeping track of when your next Legionella inspection must occur in order to avoid a violation of regulations? We can help. We are an entire team of professionals working together to achieve the best outcome for your building.
Best Resources From A Combined Firm
Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions are each leaders in their respective fields, which means that you can enjoy high-quality services when you choose to entrust your facility to their combined efforts. Some of the benefits and resources that you can enjoy thanks to the combination of these two entities include more thorough and comprehensive water safety plans, access to advanced technology such as online remote logging and monitoring and more. All being billed under one agreement and invoice.
Join The Tower Water & Legionella Compliance Solutions Partnership
Many times, the best results are achieved when people work together, and that is clear in the partnership between Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions. Our two divisions have united in order to provide the best in high-quality water treatment and Legionella Solutions company to keep your water system safe and efficient for the long term. Take advantage of our wide range of industry experts and certified professionals to provide every service that you will need in order to achieve protection and compliance with local and state regulations.
Tower Water is happy to assist with your water treatment, filtration and water management strategy needs, whether you would like to revise your current treatment or need help establishing one for the first time. In order to combat Legionella and keep this potentially hazardous bacteria in check, the experts who have been honing their craft at Legionella Compliance Solutions can work seamlessly to incorporate a remediation or mitigation strategy that builds upon your existing filtration and treatment framework rather than working against it.
Whether you need assistance with your water treatment plan, maintaining compliance at your facility, locating problematic areas of risk for bacterial growth or addressing elevated Legionella already in progress, the professionals at Tower Water and Legionella Compliance Solutions understand how to leverage our years of experience to work together to achieve your goals. Reach out to ask any questions that you may have or to schedule an appointment to review your system. We are happy to accommodate your schedule and can adapt to your ever changing needs.