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A recent issue of Canadian Property Valuation magazine features ESD Technical Director for Plumbing Engineering James Dipping’s article examining how intelligent water systems promote safer and healthier distribution.

In “Navigating intelligent water systems: health, safety, and risk mitigation,” Dipping says the systematic compilation and analysis of data is the key to actionable intelligence—especially with water distribution systems. He says this can be especially helpful limiting exposure to water borne pathogens, such as those that lead to outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease.

According to Dipping, Legionella pneumophila is responsible for approximately 90% of all infections. He says: “About 1 out of every 10 people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease will die due to complications from their illness.”

A properly employed intelligent water system can help mitigate these health risks and more.

Dipping ends with a call to all plumbing engineering professionals to become part chemist and microbiologist as they fulfill their design responsibilities. He says it is imperative that they keep up with current trends and solutions to keep these systems safe.

James Dipping brings more than two decades of experience to his role as technical director, plumbing engineering. He freely shares his knowledge with other industry professionals to further ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.

For more information on how our engineers can help with your project or how plumbing engineering may impact your facility, reach out to ESD’s Plumbing Engineering team.

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