Chicago Based LiquiTech Responds to Hearing on Legionnaires’ Outbreak

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Solutions to the Legionella outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans home are available

Legionnaires Disease is a deadly respiratory disease caused by water borne Legionella bacteria

We think it is unfortunate that other promising technologies don’t seem to have been part of the discussion and we would like to work with the Quincy VA to help them achieve better results.

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In the last few years, thousands of people have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease, a bacterial respiratory disease caused by water borne Legionella bacteria. But are those cases making a difference in how we evaluate, monitor, and respond to this disease?    

The answer to that question is no according to LiquiTech, a Chicago based company whose solutions have been in use in over 400 healthcare facilities to effectively remediate and prevent Legionella. LiquiTech has handled some of the most challenging Legionella occurrences in facility water systems for over 28 years.

“We have achieved unprecedented success in the control of Legionella bacteria in facility water systems where other measures have previously failed,” said Melissa Simon, Public Relations Manager at LiquiTech.

Just this week, The House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees held a joint hearing to learn more about the most recent outbreak at an Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL. LiquiTech attended the hearing and feels the public deserves more information and education on this topic.

Our hearts go out to the families of distinguished service members who have lost their lives and those who have been struck with this illness. We owe it to them to do better. There are solutions to this problem.

“We think it is unfortunate that other promising technologies don’t seem to have been part of the discussion and we would like to work with the Quincy VA to help them achieve better results,” said Simon.

Facilities need access to the best available tools to solve the complex and difficult problem of Legionella in building water systems. Every facility should be evaluated as a unique ecosystem and utilize water treatment that make sense for their unique circumstances. This is why LiquiTech has developed a multi barrier strategy that is effective, non-chemical and does not harm the plumbing, humans or the environment.

“We are at our best when we are challenged. Legionella and other water borne bacteria are causing us to rethink antiquated treatment strategies because bacteria are evolving and adapting to conventional chemical treatments. We are here to help overcome this public health issue and rise to the occasion,” said Simon.

LiquiTech is a veteran-owned company, which provides a multi-barrier approach to mitigate risk, increases confidence, and provides the safest, cleanest, most dependable water systems to ensure that people and organizations are protected.

To learn more about the outbreak visit: https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/legionnaires-disease-quincy-illinois-veterans-home/

Contact: Melissa Simon
Phone: 630-320-9427

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