Williamsville’s comprehensive rehabilitation and care center went without hot water for days this month after Legionella bacteria were found in its water, a state health department spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
The hot water that was shut off in the facility on March 1st has been completely restored in the last few days.
“Comprehensive duly reported DOH and we gave them guidance after routine water samples taken by the facility tested positive for Legionella,” said Jeffrey Hammond, a health department spokesman. “If 30% or more of the samples tested contain Legionella, facilities.” are required to notify DOH, initiate control measures and re-sample their water system in accordance with regulations. ”
“It is important to emphasize that no cases of Legionella have been identified in the nursing home,” said Hammond. “DOH will continue to closely monitor this situation to ensure that all residents are comfortable and safe.”
The administrator of the nursing home, which has been rated one-star by the federal government, did not respond to a request for comment from The Buffalo News.