Legionnaires and COVID-19

11 January 2021 – News & Insight  While COVID-19 is at the forefront of people’s minds, Legionella is one hazard that may be overlooked as people return to their workplaces. Legionnaires’ disease – is COVID-19 helping spread this potentially The bacteria thrives in water that is left stagnant between temperatures of 20–45°C and with many […]

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Certified Legionella Specialists – ASSE 12080

Press Release  Date:September 9, 2020 By: Vinny O’Reilly   In April 2020, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) designated the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) 12080 Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water Safety and Management as an American National Standard. The ASSE 12080 Standard defines the minimum qualifications required to become a Certified Legionella Specialist.  Certified Legionella Specialists […]

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The Truth About Anode Bars

s the company who wrote the book on HVAC water treatment (literally  wrote the book: Water Treatment for HVAC Water Systems) we have a unique perspective on how to best manage corrosion in boilers and hot water heaters. Several times per year, our clients from across the US will ask us about the use of sacrificial […]

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Water Testing for Safe Reopening

Navigating the various guidelines to ensure the safety of building occupants can be easier with The Metro Group and our CDC Certified Laboratory.  A full spectrum of water quality tests are available including Legionella, Lead, E Coli and HPC’s that will validate safe water quality and put your mind at ease.  Good  test results demonstrate […]

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The New Normal

Having been deemed an essential business, we have continued to service all our customers during these challenging times. While non-essential businesses remain closed, in many states, the thought process as to how to safely reopen is being planned by both businesses and government. While we cannot speak for others, we have decided on our plan […]

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Plainfield outbreak is already Illinois’ 5th Legionnaires incident in 2020


Illinois health officials are investigating a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a senior home in Plainfield – already the fifth Legionnaires incident in the state this month, all affecting residents of retirement homes. Two residents at Lakewood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center were confirmed with the pneumonia-like illness, prompting an investigation by both the Will County Health Department […]

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Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, reported at senior living center

One person has died following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a Vernon Hills senior living center, according to the Lake County Health Department. The health department has confirmed three cases of the disease, a type of severe pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, at Brookdale Senior Living on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills, according to […]

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3 cases of Legionnaires’ disease may be connected to suburban hospital

WINFIELD, Ill. — Three cases of Legionnaires’ disease are being investigated for their possible link to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. One individual was an inpatient and the second and third individuals had outpatient visits, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The IDPH and the DuPage County Health Department said the […]

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