Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
GDForum ID: 564
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
Senate Bill 410 (2020 Session) required the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to make recommendations for the establishment, maintenance, and validation of water management programs to prevent Legionella pneumophila growth in public school buildings by July 1, 2021. To draft the proposed Guidelines for a Water Management Program to Prevent Legionella Pneumophila Growth in Public School Buildings, the VDOE collaborated with and obtained input from the Virginia Department of Health-Office of Drinking Water (VDH-ODW), which is involved in the oversight of water management systems. VDOE also held discussions with private sector representatives, referenced recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 188-2018. The proposed guidelines includes existing industry and federal and state standards and guidance for the establishment, maintenance and validation of water management programs in public schools. The proposed guidelines will help ensure the maintenance of water management in all Virginia schools. The Virginia Board of Education approved these draft guidelines at their April 22, 2021, business meeting.
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
7060 Guidelines for a Water Management Program to Prevent Legionella Pneumophila Growth in Public School Buildings n/a pdf Proposed Document Updated on 9/10/2021
Contact Information
A.K. (Vijay) Ramnarain
Director of Support Services
101 N. 14th Street
The Virginia Register

Publication Date: 5/24/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 20
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 6/23/2021.
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Effective Date:  6/24/2021 
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