WE ADVOCATE FOR

  • Providing the public—with special regard for patients—the best available information on Legionnaires’ disease.
  • Requirement for prompt notification to communities of possible higher Legionella levels in the public water supply due to significant disruptions, including water main breaks, infrastructure changes and severe weather.
  • Increased government and private research on Legionella and disease prevention.
  • Improved water quality with greater investments in infrastructure to ensure consistently safe water quality throughout the public water distribution system to residences and buildings.
  • Mandated use of CDC investigation protocols by public health officials to determine root causes of outbreaks and sporadic cases of Legionnaires’ disease.
  • Widespread voluntary adoption of the Legionnaires’ disease prevention best practices found in the CDC Water Management Toolkit.