• “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)

    Click HERE to find out what you need to know if you are a building owner in NYC.

    Contact Phigenics at 630-717-7546 or at info@phigenics.com to speak with a water management professional to get started on developing a defensible, independently guided water management program for your facility.

    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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Clients include a diverse mix of industry and government leaders in healthcare, commercial, institutional, military and manufacturing facilities. Typically for our clients, water processing utility costs are reduced 5-20% and water safety is quantitatively improved.

Phigenics does not sell water treatment equipment or chemicals and is not biased toward any particular treatment technology or supplier. We do provide best practices guidance that is defensible should anyone inquire about the quality or cost effectiveness of your water management program.

Phigenics provides leading expert support in potable and utility water safety, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans, secondary disinfection and many other areas to ensure compliance with regulations and leading best practice standards. Our state of the art information systems provide affordable secure access to the right information when you need it. Phigenics Analytical Services Laboratories are certified as proficient in the Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are EPA-NELAP certified for the analysis of drinking water. Close ↑

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