Restoring Water Service in Vacated Buildings

Buildings and homes that have been left vacated for an extended amount of time can very easily develop an issue with stagnation of the potable water within their plumbing system which may be associated with health risks.  If your building has been idle during the covid-19 restrictions or you have a seasonal home where the water system has not been exercised for some time, you should consider taking appropriate steps before returning the building to regular use.

            The Ohio Department of Health in conjunction with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has created a guidance document that applies to the water systems of all types of buildings and offers considerations for water service restoration.  “Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service Restoration” provides an excellent source of information to guide in the process of restoring potable water throughout a building that has had little or no flow exercise.