Mar 29, 2018

Legionnaires' Case Reported at Dallas Retirement Community

The community is under water restrictions, but the case seems to be isolated

Legionnaires' disease in Dallas retirement community

The Highland Springs Senior Living retirement community in Dallas has been under water restrictions after a case of Legionnaires' disease was detected by the Collin County Department of Health. A spokesman for the retirement community, Jeff Getek, called the case an isolated situation and the water systems are being inspected.

Affected residents are using bottled water for cooking and drinking, while filters have been installed on showers, reports Dallas News. The hot water systems in two building are being inspected and treated with hyper-chlorination. Residents of the community center will continue to use bottled water until the health department approves the water system.

“The community has acted swiftly and with an abundance of caution, taking all precautionary measures to ensure the welfare of those who live and work on campus,” Getek said in a statement. “The well-being of our residents, employees and visitors is always our highest priority.”