Fecal Accidents in Public Water Facilities
Fecal matter has been proven to be a source of gastrointestinal disease
organisms such as Pseudomonas, some forms of Hepatitis, Giardia, Legionella,
Staphylococci, Cryptosporidium, and Shigellosis. Bloodborne
diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B are not transmitted through pool
water since these organisms cannot survive outside the human host.
Proper response to fecal accidents can limit the number of health related
Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI's).
Procedures for responding to a fecal or other
gastrointestinal event in a public swimming pool are outlined in Rule
410 IAC 6-2.1. If such an event occurs in your facility, a
Swimming Pool Contamination Incident Record is required to be
completed and maintained in your facility for 1 year.