Viega Announces 2015 Water
Free training course on reducing the risk of microbial
growth in commercial plumbing system offered in five locations.
Viega is extending its free training course on reducing the risk of
microbial growth in commercial plumbing systems in five locations
throughout the U.S.
The training course is part of Viega’s water quality campaign, a
domestic and global initiative aimed at educating the industry and
providing system solutions to help maintain water quality for
commercial potable water systems.
“These seminars are an excellent opportunity for engineers to learn
about waterborne pathogens and new design strategies to reduce the
risk of microbial growth for commercial potable water systems,” said
Derek Bower, product director, metal systems, Viega. “This is all
part of Viega’s commitment to promote safe water throughout the U.S.
and around the planet.”
Viega’s water quality campaign focuses on the Viega system solutions
to help the engineering community design systems that minimize the
risk of waterborne pathogens. Promoting hot water recirculation and
keeping water at the correct temperature can help reduce the
opportunity for bacteria to colonize. Different types of common
bacteria such as Legionella, found in drinking water systems, can
cause illness or death.
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Titled, “Pathogen Control
by Design,” the one-day training course is co-presented by
Jason McKinnon, director of training, Viega, and Tim Keane,
consultant with Legionella Risk Management Inc., who is one
of the country’s leading experts in methods to control and
minimize the risk of Legionella. Keane has 25 years of
experience in industrial and commercial water treatment
consulting, focusing on waterborne pathogen control, and
regularly makes presentations on ground breaking issues
related to Legionnaires’ disease.
He has presented at the American
Water Works Association (AWWA) 2012 Water Quality Technology
Conference, the International Emerging Technology Symposium and the
2014 American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention.
The course will cover case studies of Legionnaires’ disease
outbreaks, Legionella guidelines and standards from a liability
perspective, and design factors that impact pathogen control. Where
applicable, continuing education credits are available.
The 2015 course schedule is offered in Miami, Fla. on March 19; in
Washington, D.C. on May 12; in Chicago, Ill. on July 21; in Houston,
Tex. on September 1 and in New York City on October 22.
For more information or to register for Viega’s water quality
About The Viega Group:
Founded in 1899, The Viega Group manufactures and distributes the
highest quality plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems in the
world. Viega is best known for innovative press technology systems
for industrial, commercial and residential projects, like Viega
ProPress® for copper and stainless and Viega PEX Press systems in
Zero Lead bronze and high-performance polymer. Viega LLC offers more
than 3,000 products in North America. For more information, visit
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