The Plim Plaza Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland has been required by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to consult a water expert in order to develop a water treatment plan before it opens next season, according to media reports. As part of the plan, the hotel’s water will allegedly be tested every six months.
The question remains, however, why the hotel did not have an effective plan in the first place, one which could have prevented the legionella infection amongst several guests of the hotel. If the hotel did already have a plan in place, then why did it fail? If there was no plan – why not?