Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you make me compliant with the latest Public Works mandate to control Legionella?
- How much does it cost?
- Do I have to commit to your service for a long time?
- Can I see what your certification and reporting looks like?
- Where can I learn more about Legionella?
- Why can’t I just get my staff to test for Legionella? Why should I use Pure Water?
- Why can’t my water treatment contractor just do the Legionella testing? Why should I hire you instead of just using him?
- Are you accredited?
Yes. That’s why we created Pure Water Compliance in the first place. Our objective is to provide the testing requirements to comply with the latest government mandates.
The price varies, depending on how much you need us. Our customers range from just wanting standard monthly Legionella sampling to others needing 24-hour qPCR testing, and everything inbetween. So it’s best to call us for your free consultation.
Regardless of what your testing needs are, we have one goal: to certify you Legionella free so you can stop the worrying.
Not at all. And we put that into writing. All of our annual contracts let you cancel our Legionella testing with 30 days notice. Our commitment to you is that there are no long term commitments.😃
Absolutely. Just CLICK HERE and a sample report will download automatically.
Here are three resources for you that are packed with legionella information (p.s. the last one is our favourite):
Reason #1 – You’ll know that it’s going to get done, and done the “right way”. Your staff are overburdened with the day-to-day maintenance of your buildings. Even though it’s not their fault, sometimes tasks slip through the cracks and get forgotten. That’s not a big deal if they forget to change a flickering light bulb, but it’s a big deal if they forget to test your water for Legionella — especially if you have it.
At Pure Water, our monitoring is done automatically, that way you can “set it, and forget it.” And every month you’ll know that we did our job because we’ll send you your Legionella report and maintain your legionella free certification.
Reason #2 – “Ownership of liability”. Having your staff do Legionella testing opens you up for liability. And here’s why: If testing was done incorrectly, or worse forgotten, your company will be held liable if there is a legionella outbreak.
That’s why having a third-party company, like Pure Water, is the best defence to combat legal action against you. We take the legal burden of testing for Legionella off your shoulders and puts it onto ours. We’ll monitor and certify your building “Legionella free” which could ultimately save you from large lawsuits and waste a lot of your precious time.
We’re conflict of interest free. We have nothing else to sell you, except for our testing and Legionella-free-certification.
Our Lab is fully accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP) and the US-CDC ELITE program for Legionella analyses according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 11731 and ISO 11731-2 standards. This accreditation represents the single most comprehensive and widely recognized international credential in our field. With 10+ years of experience conducting qPCR analysis; and the first commercial laboratory in Canada to offer L. pnuemophila by qPCR over 7 years ago, you can be confident that your Legionella and qPCR samples are being analyzed by the leaders of the industry. In addition to our Lab’s position as Canada’s leader in laboratory analysis for Legionella, they are consulted by the government and trade associations during the drafting of new policies. In 2013, our lab was commissioned by the federal government to write the analytical component of Public Works and Government Service’s MD 15161 – 2013 “Control Of Legionella In Mechanical Systems Standard For Building Owners, Design Professionals, And Maintenance Personnel. This guidance document is now the gold-standard for buildings in Canada.