Legionnaires' Testing

August 10, 2018 - Update

We last updated you about our Legionella testing and remediation efforts on July 26. As you recall, Legionella was detected in the Shapero Hall, Scott Hall, Applebaum Building and Cohn cooling towers. In each case remediation was immediately initiated, and recent testing results show that our remediation efforts have been effective. All of the cooling towers are now back on line and air conditioning has been restored in these buildings.

As you know, we ordered a new cooling tower to replace the rooftop cooling system in Towers Residential Suites. We are hopeful the new tower will be installed and operational before the start of the new academic year.

We have updated our building testing chart below. Please see the chart for the most recent information available.

While the majority of our tests show bacteria at minimal or non-detectable levels, areas that tested positive have undergone vigorous corrective actions (i.e., plumbing and water management changes to eliminate or mitigate Legionella). Additional samples continue to be tested to verify that these remedial actions are effective, and ongoing monitoring of water is continuing throughout the campus. 

We will provide updates when new information becomes available.

 


Building test schedule

Building Source Status
Testing results as of October 8, 2018
5057 Woodward Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Alex Manoogian Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Atchison Hall Cooling tower Not detected.
Biological Sciences Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Chemistry Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Cooling tower Not detected.
Community Arts Center Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Computing Services Center Cooling tower Not detected.
CS Mott Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
DeRoy Apartments Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Education Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Elliman Cooling tower Not detected.
Engineering Cooling tower Not detected.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Freer House Cooling Tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Ghafari Hall Cooling Tower Not detected.
Ibio Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Lande Building Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Law Library Cooling tower Not detected.
Law School Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Leonard N. Simons Cooling tower Not detected.
Matthaei Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Mazurek Medical Education Commons Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Cooling Tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Metropolitan Center for High Technology Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Mike Ilitch School of Business Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Mort Harris Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Mortuary Science Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Old Main Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Physics Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Prentis Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Purdy-Kresge Library Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Rackham Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Scott Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Shapero Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Student Center Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Thompson Home Cooling tower Not detected.
The Towers Residential Suites Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
University Tower Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
UGL Cooling tower Not detected.
Testing results as of September 20, 2018
Alex Manoogian Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Atchison Hall Cooling tower Not detected.
Biological Sciences Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Chatsworth Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Chemistry Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Law Library Cooling tower Not detected.
Law School Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Leonard N. Simons Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Matthaei Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Cooling Tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Mike Ilitch School of Business Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Old Main Cooling tower Not detected.
Physics Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Prentis Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Purdy-Kresge Library Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Rackham Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Reuther Library Potable Not detected.
Scott Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Shapero Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Student Center Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Thompson Home Cooling tower Not detected.
The Towers Residential Suites Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
University Tower Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
UGL Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Testing results as of August 31, 2018
5057 Woodward Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Alex Manoogian Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Atchison Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Biological Sciences Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Chatsworth Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Chemistry Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Community Arts Center Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Computing Services Center Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
CS Mott Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
DeRoy Apartments Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Education Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Elliman Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Engineering Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Freer House Cooling Tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Ghafari Hall Cooling Tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Ibio Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Jacob House Potable Not detected.
Lande Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Law Library Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Law School Cooling tower Awaiting results.
Leonard N. Simons Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Matthaei Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Mazurek Medical Education Commons Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Cooling Tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Metropolitan Center for High Technology Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
MidMed 2nd floor Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Mike Ilitch School of Business Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Mort Harris Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Mortuary Science Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Old Main Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Physics Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Police Department Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Prentis Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Purdy-Kresge Library Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Rackham Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Reuther Library Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Scott Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Scott Hall Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Shapero Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Student Center Building Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Thompson Home Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
The Towers Residential Suites Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
The Towers Residential Suites Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
University Tower Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
UGL Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Testing results as of August 8, 2018
5057 Woodward Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting
Alex Manoogian Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Atchison Hall Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Biological Sciences Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Chatsworth Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Chemistry Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Potable Not detected.
Community Arts Center Cooling tower Awaiting results of retesting.
Computing Services Center Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
CS Mott Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
DeRoy Apartments Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Education Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Elliman Cooling tower Awaiting results.
Engineering Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Cooling tower Awaiting results.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Freer House Cooling Tower Awaiting results.
Ghafari Hall Cooling Tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Ibio Lawn Irrigation Not detected.
Ibio Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Jacob House Potable Not detected.
Lande Building Cooling tower Awaiting results
Law Library Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Law School Cooling tower Awaiting results.
Leonard N. Simons Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Matthaei Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Matthaei Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Mazurek Medical Education Commons Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Cooling Tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Metropolitan Center for High Technology Cooling tower Awaiting results.
MidMed 2nd floor Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Mike Ilitch School of Business Cooling tower Awaiting results
Mort Harris Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Mortuary Science Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Old Main Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Physics Cooling tower Awaiting results.
Police Department Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Prentis Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Purdy-Kresge Library Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Rackham Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Reuther Library Potable Awaiting results.
Scott Hall Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Scott Hall Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Shapero Hall Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Student Center Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Thompson Home Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
The Towers Residential Suites Cooling tower Corrective action ongoing.
The Towers Residential Suites Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
University Tower Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
UGL Cooling tower Not detected. Awaiting results of retesting.
Testing results as of July 25, 2018
5057 Woodward Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Potable Not detected
Atchison Hall Cooling tower Not detected
Biological Sciences Cooling tower Awaiting results
Chatsworth Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Chemistry Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Community Arts Center Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Decorative fountain south of Mort Harris Potable Not detected
DeRoy Apartments Cooling tower Awaiting results
Education Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Elliman Cooling tower Awaiting results
Elliman Potable Not detected
Engineering Cooling tower Awaiting results
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Cooling tower Awaiting results
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Freer House Cooling Tower Awaiting results
Ghafari Hall Cooling Tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Ibio Lawn Irrigation Not detected
Ibio Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Law Library Cooling tower Awaiting results
Leonard N. Simons Cooling tower Awaiting results
Matthaei Cooling tower Awaiting results
Matthaei Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Mazurek Medical Education Commons Cooling tower Awaiting results
MidMed 2nd floor Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Mort Harris Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Mortuary Science Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Cooling Tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Police Department Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Prentis Building Cooling tower Awaiting results
Purdy-Kresge Library Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Scott Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results
Scott Hall Potable Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Shapero Hall Cooling tower Awaiting results
Student Center Building Cooling tower Corrective action completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Thompson Home Cooling tower Awaiting results
The Towers Residential Suites Cooling tower Corrective action ongoing.
The Towers Residential Suites Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
UGL Cooling tower Not detected
Testing results as of July 13, 2018
5057 Woodward Cooling Tower Corrective Action Completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Cooling Tower Awaiting results
Anthony Wayne Drive Apts Potable Awaiting results
Atchison Hall Cooling Tower Awaiting results
Chatsworth Potable Corrective Action Completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Cohn Building Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Decorative fountain south of Mort Harris Potable Awaiting results
Education Cooling Tower Corrective Action Completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Elliman Potable Not detected.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Ghafari Hall Cooling Tower Awaiting results
Ibio Lawn Irrigation Awaiting results
Ibio Potable Awaiting results
Matthaei Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
MidMed 2nd floor Potable Awaiting results
Mort Harris Potable Corrective Action Completed. Awaiting results of retesting.
Mortuary Science Potable Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
MPSI Cooling Tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Police Department Potable Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Purdy-Kresge Library Cooling Tower Awaiting results
Scott Hall Potable Awaiting results
Student Center Building Cooling Tower Awaiting results
The Towers Residential Suites Potable Awaiting results
UGL Cooling Tower Awaiting results
Testing results as of June 27, 2018
5057 Woodward Cooling tower Legionella detected. Corrective action initiated.
Alumni House Potable Not detected.
Atchinson Potable Not detected.
Chatsworth Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action initiated.
Chemistry Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action ongoing.
Chemistry Potable Not detected.
Cohn Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
Community Arts Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Comp Svc Ctr Cooling tower Not detected.
CS Mott Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
DeRoy Cooling tower Not detected.
DeRoy Potable Not detected.
Education Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Elliman Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Elliman Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Cooling tower Not detected.
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
FAB Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
FAB Lawn irrigation Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
Football Stadium Potable Not detected.
Freer House Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Ghafari Potable Not detected.
Lande Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Law School Cooling tower Not detected.
Manoogian Cooling tower Not detected.
Matthaei Center Cooling tower Not detected.
Matthaei Center Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
Matthaei Center Swimming pools Not detected.
Mazurek Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
McGregor Reflecting pond Not detected.
MCHT Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
MISB Cooling tower Not detected.
Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
MPSI Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Old Main Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Physics Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Police Department Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action initiated.
Prentis Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Purdy-Kresge Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action initiated.
Rackham Cooling tower Not detected.
SCB Cooling tower Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
Scott Hall Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
Simons Cooling tower Not detected.
Thompson House Cooling tower Not detected.
Thompson House Potable Not detected.
The Towers Residential Suites Cooling tower Not detected.
The Towers Residential Suites Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
UGL Cooling tower Legionella detected. Corrective action ongoing.
University Towers Cooling tower Not detected.
University Towers Potable Not detected.
Testing results as of June 19, 2018
The Towers Residential Suites Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action underway
Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action underway
Matthaei Center Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action underway
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action underway
Scott Hall Potable Preliminary results - Legionella detected, preventive action underway
Testing results as of June 14, 2018
AAB Potable Not detected
Atchison Cooling tower Not detected
Bio Sci Cooling tower Not detected
Chem Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action taken.
Cohn Cooling tower Not detected
Cohn Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action taken.
DeRoy Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action taken.
Education Cooling tower Legionella detected. Corrective action taken.
Eng / EDC Cooling tower Not detected
FAB Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action taken.
FAB Potable Not detected
Ghafari Cooling tower Not detected
Law Library Cooling tower Not detected
Purdy-Kresge Cooling tower Legionella detected. Corrective action taken.
Scott Hall Cooling tower Not detected
Scott Hall Potable Legionella detected. Corrective action taken.
SCB Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action taken.
SCB Potable Not detected
Shapero Cooling tower Not detected
The Towers Cooling tower Legionella detected. Corrective action taken.
UGL Cooling tower Low levels. Corrective action taken.