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 with the City. The deadline for registering just passed this Thursday, September 17, 2015. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled similar statewide regulations requiring building owners to register, test, inspect and disinfect all cooling towers when necessary.
The New York City Buildings Department is developing a registry of buildings with cooling towers and … Read the rest