It takes a team to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. That's why SPL Consulting Services comprises a multidisciplinary team of professionals that collaborate with you to meet your Legionella water safety needs. Our team, from the fields of engineering (HACCP certified), microbiology, medicine, water treatment, public health and communication, is led by Dr. Janet E. Stout. No matter how simple or complicated your water distribution system, we provide the broad range of expertise to assist you in successfully managing Legionella.

Planning for Prevention 

Legionella plans and policies can save lives and help prevent emergency clean-up costs, public relations headaches, and legal liability. Our expertise in risk management includes water safety plans and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) risk management method. Sharing our Legionella expertise in collaboration with your team lays the foundation for effective management and response.

  • Environmental risk assessments

  • Water safety plans

  • Policy development and review

  • Annual audits

  • Legionella sampling plans 

Assessing and Controlling Risk 

Your facility is unique and all disinfection systems have pros and cons. Controlling Legionella requires knowledge of the bacteria and your building’s water system. Our research and experience in all things Legionella provides cost-effective and evidence-based recommendations.

  • Disinfection recommendations

  • Resource sensitive corrective actions

  • Water system design review

  • Commissioning and start-up assistance

  • Optimization of system operation

  • Outbreak and emergency response 

  • Liaison to government agencies

Understanding Legionella

Understanding Legionella gives you confidence in the choices you make. As advocates for prevention for more than 30 years, our mission is to share our knowledge and experience to assist you in preventing Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Presentations
  • Staff training

  • Live and on-demand webinars
  • Research publications
  • Client resources

Applying Research

Stay current with the science on Legionella. Through our research partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Graduate School of Public Health, we provide objective information for effective solutions.

  • Product evaluation
  • Model system trials

  • Full scale field trials