PUZZLED BY NEW IAPMO/AWWA GUIDANCE ON CLOSING AND REOPENING BUILDINGS? Wednesday, February 1 @ Noon EDT
As the world continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be countless studies that will consider where proactive efforts could have reduced the health and safety and the economic related impacts that resulted. Indeed, as a society we have learned a great deal and we will be better prepared for the next time we will need to respond to a similar threat on a global or regional scale, but only if we take the time to capture the best practices that are identified and put them into practice. The Manual of Recommended Practice for Safe Closure and Reopening of Buildings is intended to provide expert guidance on building water system safety. It provides sound and effective risk management practices for preparing water systems when buildings must be shut down or put into low use modes, “exercising” building water systems during periods of no or low use, and evaluating and preparing water systems for reopening. While this document is developed as a guidance document, it is written in mandatory language so building and health departments can more easily appropriate and codify these requirements. In this seminar we will review some of the key features of the new IAPMO/AWWA Manual, along with looking at future trends in the realm of water safety.
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