WICHITA, KS — ­ Viega is extending its training course on reducing the risk of microbial growth in commercial plumbing systems in three locations throughout the U.S.

The training course is part of Viega's water quality campaign, a domestic and global initiative aimed at educating the industry and providing system solutions to help maintain water quality for commercial potable water systems. To date, more than 500 people have attended Viega's water quality seminars.

"These seminars are an excellent opportunity for engineers to learn about waterborne pathogens and new design strategies to reduce the risk of microbial growth for commercial potable water systems," said Derek Bower, product director, metal systems, Viega. "This is all part of Viega's commitment to promote safe water throughout the U.S. and around the planet."

Viega's water quality campaign focuses on the Viega system to help the
engineering community design systems that minimize the risk of waterborne
pathogens. Promoting hot water recirculation and keeping water at the
correct temperature can help reduce the opportunity for bacteria to
colonize. Different types of common bacteria such as Legionella, found in
drinking water systems, can cause illness or death.

Titled, "Pathogen Control by Design," the one-day training course is
co-presented by Viega's Technical Managers and Tim Keane, consultant with
Legionella Risk Management Inc., who is one of the country's leading
experts in methods to control and minimize the risk of Legionella. Keane
has 25 years of experience in industrial and commercial water treatment
consulting, focusing on waterborne pathogen control, and regularly makes
presentations on ground breaking issues related to Legionnaires' disease.
He has presented at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2012
Water Quality Technology Conference, the International Emerging
Technology Symposium and the 2014 American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention.

The course covers case studies of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks,
Legionella guidelines and standards from a liability perspective, and
design factors that impact pathogen control. Where applicable, continuing
education credits are available.

The seminars will take place at the following locations:

For more information, visit: Viega.us/training.