Water Management Plan (WMP)

Revolutionizing Water Management, Legionella Control, and Risk Assessment with Chemstar WATER

In today’s world, where water conservation and safety are more critical than ever, effective Water Management Plans (WMPs), Legionella management, and comprehensive Risk Assessments are vital for both short-term and long-term strategic approaches.

Chemstar WATER is proud to offer these services over decades: unparalleled WATER MANAGEMENT PLANS, RISK ASSESSMENTS, and LEGIONELLA CONTROL. Our team, boasting ASSE12080 certified hygienists, delivers ASHRAE 188-compliant, exhaustive solutions that encompass:

  • On-site Risk Assessment: Evaluating potential hazards within your water system to prevent Legionella growth.
  • Baseline Sampling and Testing: Establishing a benchmark for water quality and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Plan Development: Crafting customized water management plans tailored to your specific needs.
  • Collaborative Review: Working alongside your team to ensure understanding and implementation readiness.

Why is this significant for you?

The CDC and local regulations have positioned Legionella water management programs as an industry mandate, particularly for large buildings and healthcare facilities in the United States (referencing ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 188-2018, LEGIONELLOSIS: RISK MANAGEMENT FOR BUILDING WATER SYSTEMS).

Delving into Legionella

Legionella bacteria, although naturally occurring in freshwater environments, pose significant health risks when proliferating in man-made water systems. Awareness and effective management are crucial to prevent serious conditions like Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.

Pinpointing the Source of Infection

Facilities such as hospitals, manufacturing plants, and universities, with their complex water systems, are at higher risk. It’s essential to have robust plans for identifying, treating, and preventing the spread of Legionella.

Risk Assessment 

Our Risk Assessment process is thorough, involving:

  • Process flow diagrams for each water system. These diagrams will include each processing step that impacts water quality, including source, pumping, circulation, storage, treatment, filtration, usage, and disposal.
  • Descriptions of the system, including descriptions of major water usages.
  • Photographs and written nameplate information of all major pieces of equipment that impact water quality or flow.
  • Photographs or written documentation of all treatment chemicals or devices. Documentation should include current operating set points.
  • Field notes on observations or comments from site visits, including notes on atypical field measurements such as out-of-range temperatures, water discoloration, etc.
  • Copies of the facility’s documents that relate to the operation or maintenance of the water system and policies on water interruption, startup/shutdown, and/or Legionella.

Developing a Water Safety & Management Plan

Once the facility assessment, report, and review with the customer are completed, Chemstar WATER will create the WSMP, which will be reviewed with the customer prior to approval. The WSMP will include the following as a minimum:

  • ASHRAE 188 compliance audit.
  • Identification of the water safety team and responsibilities.
  • Building characterization and process flow diagrams.
  • Legionella hazard analysis.
  • Control limits and operating goals.
  • Monitoring and sampling schedule and procedures.
  • Corrective actions.
  • Documentation requirements.
  • Auditing (verification and validation activities).

Water Safety & Management Plan Auditing

This step is critical and necessary to confirm the WSMP is implemented as designed and is effective in managing Legionella risk. Without it, there is no way to know if your WSMP is controlling Legionella growth, nor can you be certain that your plan is reducing the risk of Legionellosis for your building occupants. Depending on the facility’s location, size, vocation, and surrounding environment, the WSMP may need to be audited more frequently. Typically, for small facilities not considered as “healthcare” or “high-risk occupants” types, yearly auditing may be sufficient. Healthcare and higher-risk facilities should perform an audit on a quarterly basis.

ASSE12080 Certification Explained

ASSE12080 is a certification for professionals in Legionella water management, ensuring they have the expertise to assess, manage, and mitigate risks associated with Legionella. Chemstar WATER’s certified hygienists undergo rigorous training and examination to achieve this certification, demonstrating our commitment to leading-edge water safety practices.

Why Trust Chemstar WATER?

Since 1998, Chemstar WATER has led the way in water treatment services, dedicated to excellence and innovation in water safety and management. Our history, values, and mission are rooted in providing top-tier solutions and challenging the industry’s status quo.

Embark on a Journey to Superior Water Management

To elevate your resource planning and implement cutting-edge water management and safety measures, contact Chemstar WATER today. Let’s work together to safeguard your facilities against water-related risks.