NYC Council adopts part of ASHRAE’s Legionella standard after outbreak

Last Thursday, the NYC council adopted part of ASHRAE’s newly written Legionella Standard which covers registration and maintenance of cooling towers. Existing cooling towers will need to be registered within 30 days and new towers must be registered prior to becoming operational. All towers will need to be inspected, cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis and each tower must have a maintenance plan.

If your building has a cooling tower visit the NYC Department of Buildings to begin the registration process and learn more about the recently passed legislation.

What do you think of the new legislation? Should all of ASHRAE’s Standard have been adopted?