Why does my Senior Community need a plan?


People who are 50 years or older are at increased risk for developing Legionnaires’ Disease (LD), a deadly form of pneumonia. Outbreaks of LD within Senior Living Communities cause severe illness, death and costly lawsuits with large settlements. Senior Living properties are specifically classified as high risk in ASHRAE 188, the industry standard for Legionella risk management within building water systems.

Here are the facts:LD Chart to 2017

  • The Centers for Disease Control indicates that 74% of reported cases of LD impacted patients who were over 50 years old.
  • Reported cases has increased 550% since 2001 and it does not appear the infection rate is slowing down.
  • In the US, alone, there are roughly 25,000 reported cases per year with more than 4,000 associated deaths. 



Residents of Senior Living Communities are at a higher risk for developing Legionnaires’ Disease because of their age demographic. To minimize risk, it is crucial that these communities have Legionella Water Management Plans in place. IWC was founded specifically to help your organization navigate this complicated issue and keep you in compliance with our defensible Water Management Plans.

  • Jim L.

    "From the very first phone call, IWC put me as the customer first and provided personalized attention to meet our needs."

    Jim L.

    - Corporate Facilities Director, Ecumen
  • Tim C.

    "IWC has helped me as a consultant to provide our clients with a Legionella Water Management Plan that I feel confident will protect our patients and loved ones in a Senior Living setting.  When state department employees walk in, our facilities have a professional, living document to provide." 

    Tim C.

    - VP of Operations, Hays & Hays
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    "In my business I work with a lot of outside contractors/consultants and Innovative Water Consulting is one of the best.  When it comes to customer service, responsiveness and expertise their follow-thru is unmatched.  In the three years we've worked together, I've never been disappointed."

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    - Marketing Manager, Direct Supply