Safe water carries a two-fold benefit. There’s the top priority: clean water, free from the threat of dangerous waterborne pathogens. But then there’s the secondary benefit: savings that can help you more closely manage your budget.
Savings and risk reduction go hand in hand. Here’s how:
· Your equipment will run longer and better. Scale, corrosion, or oxygen pitting can put your facility at risk of HVAC equipment inefficiency and even failure. Planning for routine system maintenance can help your HVAC equipment last years longer, with efficiency that saves thousands in utility bills every year.
· You’ll avoid costly expenses caused by Legionella. There’s no way to detect Legionella in your water system except regular testing, which can help you shut down bacterial growth before it becomes an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease costing loss of life, and millions in remediation and legal action.
· You’ll increase compliance, and decrease time and money spent correcting issues identified by inspectors. A good plan can help you not only stay safe, but also meet compliance requirements of CMS and ASHRAE-188.
If you don’t have a water management plan — or haven’t opened yours in months — now’s the time.