Legionella tests at Capitol building come back negative

Legionella tests at Capitol building come back negative. (File photo)

Director of Physical Services for the Secretary of State Mike Wojcik said tests for Legionella at the Capitol building in Springfield have come back negative.

Reliable Environmental Solutions, Inc., in correlation with the Secretary of State Physical Services Department; the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH); BRiC Partnership, LLC Consulting Engineers; the Capital Development Board (CDB); City Water Light and Power (CWLP); and the Office of the Architect of the Capitol (OAC) continues to test cooling towers and the water throughout the Capitol Complex.

The Secretary of State oversees and manages five active cooling towers at the following locations: the Capitol/Index Building, Stratton, Illinois State Library, Driver Services facility located at 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway and Willard Ice Building.

Test results were conducted by Reliable Environmental Solutions, Inc. indicated negative readings – meaning no detection of Legionella bacteria – for the Capitol/Index Building, Stratton, Illinois State Library and Driver Services facility.

Legionella is bacteria that is linked to causing Legionnaires' disease.

For additional information regarding Legionella bacteria, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/legionellosis.




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