Legionella compliance for New York City residential buildings is of major importance. Commercial and residential buildings in New York are required by local law 77 and chapter title 24 to protect their buildings against harmful legionella bacteria in relation to cooling tower system regulations. These regulations specifically instruct that residential buildings designate qualified and responsible owners to manage the inspection and cleaning of their cooling tower water systems. The development of a water management plan, routine test, and validation confirms that the system is being watched properly and following ASHRAE 188 and 12-2000 standards and procedures. All other water systems are part of ASHRAE 188 but not yet subject to this law and legionella compliance.
At Tower Water, we understand the importance of making sure cooling tower water systems are legionella free and compliant to citizens 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.
Legionella Testing & Remediation for Residential Properties in New York City
New York City and New York State are widely known for their strictly regulated legionella testing and inspection processes, many of which were developed in response to multiple legionella outbreaks in the Bronx in 2015 and as recently as 2018. As a result of these outbreaks, the city and state strictly enforce inspection and testing for legionella bacteria in water towers throughout New York City.
Protecting Your Business from Legionella in New York City
Maintaining strict cooling tower compliance, including implementing a New York State and City mandated preventative maintenance plan for your cooling tower and domestic water systems, protects your occupants and your business. Avoiding the risk of legionella infection saves you downtime that can hurt your bottom line and your brand.
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Many residential buildings 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 residential building 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.