Legionnaires’ disease in the time of COVID-19

Pneumonia volume 13, Article number: 2 (2021) Cite this article Due to similarities in initial disease presentation, clinicians may be inclined to repeatedly test community-acquired pneumonia cases for COVID-19 before recognizing the need to test for Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is an illness characterized by pneumonia that has a summer/early fall seasonality due to favorable conditions for Legionella growth and exposure. Legionella proliferate in warm […]

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Biofilm Monitoring – AWT Cooling Subcommittee

Press Release Date:     January 22, 2021 “Biofilm Monitoring: A How-To Guide for Practical Cooling Water Management” makes the cover page of the most recent edition of “the Analyst”, the water treatment industry’s premier periodical published by the Association of Water Technologies. Authored by AWT Cooling Subcommittee Representatives John Caloritis, CWT of The Metro Group, Inc., […]

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Certified Legionella Specialists – ASSE 12080

Press Release  Date:     January 21, 2021 Metro District Manager Mark Botsford, CWT, has become latest member of the Metro team to become a Certified Legionella Specialist per the ASSE 12080 Standard. In April 2020, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) designated the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) 12080 Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water […]

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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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