LAMPS Cloud-based Water Management Plans (WMPs)

About LAMPS Water Management Plans

LAMPS is an award-winning cloud solution for water management plans.

  • Facilities use LAMPS water management plans to protect people in their buildings from Legionella and other pathogens, reduce legal risk, and to comply with CDC recommendations, CMS QSO-17-30, ASHRAE Standard 188, ASHRAE Standard 514, Joint Commission EC.02.05.02, AAMI ST108, VHA Directive 1061, and local regulations – without overspending. See our Legionella Water Management Plan Checklist.
  • Water treatment, engineering, and industrial hygiene professionals use LAMPS to provide water management plans to facilities in less time, at lower cost and risk, and with more credibility.

1000s of professionals use LAMPS because it’s…

“evidence based, credible, and cost effective”

Katie Cary

MPH, MT (ASCP), CIC, Infection Prevention Manager, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center & Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

“user friendly and easy to navigate”

Bill Tighe

Chief Engineer, Disney Times Square Studios, New York City

“simple and efficient”

Kevin Ullrich

LEED Green Associate Property Manager, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

“comprehensive”

Russell Nassof

Esq., Executive Vice President, RiskNomics

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Security LAMPS security features have been scrutinized by many large organizations that are now customers trusting LAMPS with their data.
User management Add and delete users easily. Assign access to specific sites, with various permission levels.
Built-in training 100+ training notes (articles) right where you need them, for fast answers. Videos. Free and discounted courses. Training progress report for the entire team.
Document and data storage So your entire team has easy access, all in one place.
Activity logging Logs what section was changed, by which user.
Portfolio management Ensure consistency among your properties for various water system types. Access each property’s WMP quickly. See at a glance each property’s performance score which is based on key, objective, automated metrics.
Water management plan content Easy-to-customize defensible content so you can satisfy ASHRAE Standard 188, ASHRAE 514, regulations, and rigorous scrutiny. Control measures are written by an unbiased third party expert that sells no chemicals, equipment, or laboratory services. LAMPS is used by 1000s of professionals including health department personnel, facility engineers, and water experts. Flow diagram templates, samples, and tips are included.
WMP sustainability and success tools For your water management program (WMP) to be sustainable and successful, you must be able to easily implement the program AND prove it’s been implemented. LAMPS gives you tools for success - compliance reporting, documentation linking, automated performance scoring, control measure reports, updating notifications, and more.
Remote auditing tool A government agency, insurance carrier, or other third party can audit a LAMPS WMP to see whether it is comprehensive, up to date, and fully implemented. LAMPS algorithms and key metrics make it easy for both the facility and auditor. The audits can be performed remotely, in under 60 minutes, and without water management expertise. The audit report, automatically generated, provides key metrics that are objective, clear, and quantifiable (numerical). The facility can do a self audit to stay up to date and avoid surprises.
Sampling data analytics and reports Data entry forms, storage, analytics, and reports to better understand and respond to test results for Legionella and other pathogens, temperatures, disinfectants, and physiochemical parameters entered into LAMPS data forms.
IoT sensor data analytics and benchmarking Automated water quality monitoring saves time, makes compliance easier, and adds protection. Includes reports, notifications, and alerts. Does not include sensors or other hardware.
Device processing data for AAMI Standard ST108 Data entry, storage, and analytics for tests conducted manually, by labs, or with sensors.
Report for AAMI Standard ST108
Lab integration Automates the sending of sample data and receipt of test results, to save time and errors.
Intelligent domestic water insights Easy to understand report showing a comparison of multiple parameters based on LAMPS algorithms.

LAMPS Accommodates Many Property Types

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Hotels

Apartment / Condos

Commercial

School / University

Hospitals

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Hotels

Apartment / Condos

Commercial

Industrial

School / University

LAMPS Users Include

CBRE
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Cushman & Wakefield
Dow Jones
Queensland Government Queensland Health
USC University of Southern California
Dillard's
YMCA of Central Texas
JLL
P&G
Letter from Reid Health

Confidence for CMS QSO-17-30 Audits

What Reid Health wrote in a thank-you letter to a LAMPS WMP Partner

“Our auditor commented that our hospital was one of two that she had reviewed that had a “complete” water management plan covering all the required criteria as specified by CMS. She stated that most water management plans do not come close to being complete which makes this one stand out. …Thanks so much for bringing the LAMPS Program to us!”  Signed by Jeff Cook, Director of Engineering and Don Burk, Manager of Facilities Services

What Our Users Are Saying

“Exactly what is needed. I will sure be recommending that industrial hygienists, water treaters and others getting into sampling for Legionella join your LAMPS program and take the courses!!”

Diane Miskowski

Diane Miskowski

MPH, Legionella Subject Matter Expert, EMSL Analytical, Inc.

Diane Miskowski

Diane Miskowski

MPH, Legionella Subject Matter Expert, EMSL Analytical, Inc.

“The LAMPS software was a godsend for us.”

Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Klickitat Valley Health

Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Klickitat Valley Health

“We have found the WMPs developed by HC Info to meet all the requirements of both the insured and the insurance company. The plans are cost competitive, comprehensive, and meet the regulatory as well as the user requirements.”

Russel Nassof

Russel Nassof

Esq., Attorney, Executive Vice President, RiskNomics

Russel Nassof

Russel Nassof

Esq., Attorney, Executive Vice President, RiskNomics

“LAMPS is an incredibly valuable resource for all of our healthcare facilities. The platform is easy to learn and use and allows teams to organize all pertinent information in one centralized place. The training materials are in depth, helpful, and easy to find and the LAMPS customer service is exemplary – I always receive an immediate, friendly, and helpful response to questions or issues. LAMPS is a program that I highly recommend to all similar facilities!”

Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Senior Operations Analyst
CBRE Healthcare

Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Senior Operations Analyst
CBRE Healthcare

Water Management Plan (WMP) Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why implement a Water Management Plan (WMP)?
  • To reduce risk of disease for your employees, guests, patients, and residents
  • To reduce your legal risk
  • To protect your organization’s image, revenue, and brand
  • To be a good corporate citizen
  • To comply with CMS and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188
How does a WMP reduce risk?

It helps you operate and maintain plumbing systems, cooling towers, decorative fountains, hot tubs, and other building water systems to minimize Legionella and other harmful bacteria.

What’s in the LAMPS WMP Platform?

LAMPS has editable WMP policies and procedures, training content for your team (articles, videos, courses), tools to help you document your control measures, control measure status reports, and robust analytics and reports for Legionella, disinfectant, and temperature data.

Is our data safe in LAMPS?

Yes. For more information on LAMPS Security, click here.

What steps are involved in setting up a WMP in LAMPS?

The first step is to gather information on the building’s water systems using the survey checklist we provide, and construct flow diagrams using the LAMPS templates, samples, and video instructions. After that, follow the step-by-step process of entering the facility information. The rest of the WMP is automatically generated for you but you can edit to your liking. Ongoing, you will use the documentation, training, analytics, and reporting tools to make implementation easier and more effective.

How much time does it take to configure a WMP in LAMPS?

Constructing flow diagrams is the most time consuming task. It can take from two to four hours or even longer depending on the complexity of the facility. However, constructing flow diagrams is also the most liked part of the process because it’s hugely beneficial and even kind of fun. After gathering the water system information and constructing flow diagrams, it only takes an hour or two to enter the data into LAMPS.

What expertise is required to set up a WMP in LAMPS?

A basic understanding of the building’s water systems. If you use a computer regularly and can identify the points where your water supply taps into a City main, enters the buildings, and is heated, softened, or treated, then you know enough to configure a WMP in LAMPS. Understanding basic plumbing (e.g., backflow preventer; pressure reducing valve) and cooling tower (e.g., drift eliminator) components is also helpful. Included with a WMP purchase is an e-Learning course describing water system flow and components. Course 103, on site surveys, is also included for one team member.

What if we get stuck and need help configuring our WMP?

An HC Info authorized WMP Partner can assist you in constructing flow diagrams, entering water system data, or setting up your control measures. Some partners also offer services to help you with ongoing documentation, verification, and validation.

Can someone set up the WMP in LAMPS for us?

Yes. One of our WMP Partners can do it all for you: Survey your site, construct your flow diagrams, enter your water system information into LAMPS, and help you set up documentation, verification, and validation. However, you should be involved in the process so that you will fully understand the WMP and be ready to implement it.

Why is the price the same for subsequent years?

We keep the price low for the first year. Although establishing a WMP for the first time is important, LAMPS is for much more than just getting a WMP document. The reporting, updating, training, and documentation tools are designed to save you time and make it easier to implement the plan.

If I pay by credit card, will I automatically be charged for a renewal?

No. Your subscription will automatically cancel after one year if you do not renew.

Are discounts available for multiple properties?

Yes. Discounts are available for 5 or more WMPs. We have about 10 pricing categories from 5 to 1000+ WMPs. Please contact us to request a price.

When does the one-year period start?

The timer starts when you activate the WMP in the platform, not when you purchase, so you can purchase now and start your WMP later without losing any access time.

What happens if we do not renew after the first year?

If you decide the WMP hosting, control measure updates, documentation and reporting tools, and LAMPS training is not worth the yearly fee, you may cancel at any time and continue using the PDF version of your WMP for the one site.

What are our payment options?

You can pay for WMPs by check or credit card. If you select “invoice” in the checkout page, you will get access to your WMP after we receive payment.

Can we put all the buildings on our campus in one WMP?

Yes. Only one WMP is needed for a campus with several buildings as long as they are managed by the same personnel.

We have several buildings that are all the same type and about the same size but they are located in different areas. Can we put all the buildings in one WMP?

No. Buildings located on different sites/properties should have separate WMPs even if the buildings are similar in size and type and located in the same city.

How should we handle leasehold interests?

It varies case by case. We discuss it in one of our courses and also in a LAMPS training note. In short, the ultimate objective is to ensure the building water systems are properly managed. Sometimes that requires only a meeting or phone call between the parties from time to time. In other cases, attorneys need to draw up contracts. Ideally, both the landlord and tenant will properly manage the water systems over which they have maintenance responsibility.