Cooling tower water systems that are maintaining students and teachers should be considered critical due to the ratio of people to the overall size of the facility. Fortunately, cooling towers are generally away from the population, located on roofs or adjacent buildings or in parking lots. Legionella compliance for educational facilities helps to keep students, teachers, and admin safe within the building. These fall under the same regulations as all other cooling towers in New York City and New York State. Once new regulations are put in place for potable water, these facilities will most likely be scrutinized much more closely than other lower-risk locations.
At Tower Water, we understand the importance of making sure cooling tower water systems are legionella free and compliant to keep students and teachers safe. Understanding legionella compliance laws in New York City and New York State can be difficult. At Tower Water, we strive to make compliance simple by providing clear and easy to understand assistance with cooling tower water testing and legionella inspections.
Despite the implementation of stringent regulations, reported cases of legionella related illness in New York City and New York State are increasing and large-scale outbreaks continue to occur. To address the continued rise of legionellosis in educational facilities in New York, it is necessary to implement and maintain strict legionella compliance regulations that include comprehensive risk assessment and management programs for building-wide water systems, including potable and non-potable sources. At Tower Water, we provide the utmost care to ensure that your educational facility:
- Has properly protected HVAC equipment, improving efficiency, and extending equipment life through dictation of proper treatment levels
- Monitor proper bacteria and legionella levels that meet or exceeds local and state Legionella laws
- Has short term and long term plans in place to protect facility infrastructure
- Has a significant reduction and/or removal of violations related to legionella compliance
- Promotes safe Legionella levels that meet and/or exceed local and state guidelines
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Many educational facilities within the greater New York Metropolitan Area utilize a cooling tower water treatment vendor for both maintaining water chemistries and legionella compliance services. Since the inception of legionella specific regulations in 2015, both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health have made several modifications to the legislation and are foreshadowing that future legionella services will need to be validated by a company independent of their existing water treatment company.
Keeping up with all of these changes can be time-consuming. Legionella bacteria can cause serious illness, including pneumonia and lung infections. Protect yourself and others in your educational facility from these harmful maladies, including Legionnaires’ Disease, by adhering to best practices provided by Tower Water and inquire about our services. For more information about legionella compliance or cooling tower water cleaning, please call us at (212) 729-9361 or schedule a consultation online today.