Deadline Passes to Register Cooling Towers Under New Law Passed After Worst Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in NYC History
This past Thursday, September 17, 2015 marked the deadline for building owners in New York City to register their cooling towers, fluid coolers and evaporative condensers with the City Department of Buildings. August of this year was marked by the worst outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City history. Twelve people died and more than 100 people got sick. This prompted the City to pass a law requiring the registration of cooling towers, fluid coolers and evaporative condensers. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled similar statewide regulations requiring building owners to register, test, inspect and disinfect all cooling towers when necessary.