• “There’s no technical or scientific reason that anyone should ever get sick from the water in their buildings, and yet it happens because we don’t manage the water the way we should,” said William F. McCoy, a longtime Legionnaires’ disease researcher who helped write a new water-management standard for an industry association, the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The new standard, which lays out a process for buildings to develop water-management programs, was also endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

    “Every building in New York City should have a water-management program to protect the occupants in the building from disease and injury,” he added. “But most buildings do not.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/03/nyregion/officials-seek-source-of-legionnaires-outbreak-in-the-bronx.html)

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    Bill McCoy

    Dr. William "Bill" McCoy, PhD, is the author of the 2005 book Preventing Legionellosis as well as the upcoming book Sustainable Water Management Programs for the Built Environment. He has nearly 30 patents and has published over 100 scientific articles. Bill helped to found Phigenics with the intent to help facilities develop water management programs that control the hazards, including Legionella, associated with the built environment.

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