Safety: Water Management Program to Prevent Legionella Growth 3-72

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-72


Safety: Water Management Program to Prevent Legionella Growth

The School Division shall develop and implement a water management program to prevent the growth of legionella in school building water systems. Water Management Plans (WMP) shall be developed and maintained for all School Division buildings. The plans and practices shall be consistent with guidance published from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The program shall be validated on at least an annual basis to maintain the water quality in School Division buildings and their associated systems. All plans, practices, and results of all validation and remediation activities shall be maintained and made available to the Virginia Department of Health upon their request.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-138, as amended. Minimum standards for public school buildings.

Adopted by School Board: November 9, 2021