What You Want to Know About Insurance for Legionella

There’s a lot to keep track of with water management and legionella insurance may not be the first thing to cross your mind. However, this may be something you want to ensure is in your water treatment plan. Here are a few reasons why.

What Is Legionella

Legionella is a naturally occurring bacteria that grows best in warm bodies of water. Is has been known to make people ill and on average between 8,000 and 18,000 cases are reported each year.

Why Insurance is Important

In the event there was a Legionella contamination and your company was responsible for the water management of the source, there is a chance you could be held liable. There are many regulations regarding the bacteria and what has to be done when it’s found, and your coverage can help with these costs.

What are the Coverage Options

Coverage options may vary depending on what is offered by your insurance company. Many plans include coverage under the liability section of your plan. Other companies offer insurance policies specifically for Legionella. It’s best to consult with your insurance professional to see what is covered by your plan and to determine if you want to add extra coverage.

Having Legionella insurance is an important aspect of water management. These bacteria can make many people ill so knowing you’re covered if something did happen can bring peace of mind. If you’re looking at Legionella coverage it’s best to talk to your insurance professional.

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