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Secondary & Supplemental Sanitation: The Adoption Dilemma

Secondary & Supplemental Sanitation: The Adoption Dilemma
Friday, October 18, 2019
2:30 pm–3:20 pm
Disinfection and Sanitation Track

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 20,000 people have fallen ill from Cryptosporidium outbreaks in aquatic facilities between 2000 and 2014. In addition to a harming patrons’ health, Crypto outbreaks can result in shutdowns, multi-million-dollar lawsuits, and damaged facility reputation. Crypto and other common recreational water illnesses are resistant to chlorine, and today the CDC recommends aquatic facilities adopt secondary or supplemental sanitation. Many facilities, however, have not adopted secondary or supplemental sanitation because of unrealized risk from decision makers, limited budgets, or failure to select the correct system for the facility.