Feb
13
2014
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West TX Va
CBS recently spoke with VA officials to follow-up on the Legionella bacteria situation.
West Texas VA found Legionella in their water system in September 2013 and underwent remediation to disinfect the system.  Subsequent tests over the last few months still showed a presence of the bacteria.  The hospital has since treated the water system by super heating the water and chlorinating four different times.
According to officials at the West Texas VA, the Department of Veterans Affairs requires that hospitals test their water once a year, but that they intend to test more often than the VA requirement.

 

To read more about treatment the various treatment methods that are available, please visit The Journal of Legionella and the Law.

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