In August of 2015, NYC was the first to implement regulations when it came to ASHRAE 188 requirements for Cooling Towers only
New York City passed some of the most sweeping and strict laws addressing the growing public health concerns related to Legionella, the bacteria responsible for the spread of Legionnaires’ Disease.
If you own a building with a cooling tower in New York City, you will be inspected annually. Failing to comply with these specific laws can result in steep fines and irreparable damage to your brand.
The basic elements of this law include:
- Legionella testing
- Water management plans
- Verification and certification
NYC-Legionella-Timeline [download pdf]