Resort Owner in Hampton Beach Calls on State to Remove Legionnaires' Notices

Sep 27, 2018

Sands Resort in Hampton Beach.
Credit Dan Tuohy / NHPR

The owner of The Sands Resort in Hampton Beach wants the state of New Hampshire to remove notices warning of Legionnaires' disease.

Tom Saab said Wednesday there is no reason for the notices to still be posted because water tests show the property's facilities are clean of the bacteria. He says 43 test results have come back negative for the Legionella bacteria.

"It's a communitywide event, it's not just the Sands," Saab said, NBC Boston reported.

The state Department of Health and Human Services previously said the bacteria was found in multiple places in the resort's water system, including the hot tub spa.

Fourteen people were confirmed to have contracted Legionnaires' disease between July and August. One person died, the state announced Aug. 31.

A spokesman for the state department has not responded to a request for comment.