What is it & what are your requirements?
As a result of a Legionnaires’ outbreak in 2015, all buildings with cooling towers, which includes evaporative condensers or fluid coolers that are part of a recirculated water system, such as the building’s cooling, refrigeration or energy production systems and/or any industrial process that requires water must comply with the Local Law 77 of 2015.
Owners of these buildings must:
Register any new or existing equipment
Develop and implement a maintenance program
Get annual certification & conduct quarterly inspections of equipment in use
Disinfect any equipment with any levels of microbes that can pose health risks
Keep records of all inspections and tests for 3 years
NOTE: Owners must also clean, disinfect and inspect equipment after extended shut-down such as for seasonal usage. For this work as well as developing a maintenance program, an environmental consultant must be used.
What are your requirements if you permanently shutdown equipment?
Owners must notify the DOB within 30 days of removing/permanently shutting down equipment stating that the equipment was cleaned and sanitized in compliance with DOH requirements.
How can the Jaffa team help me avoid this violation?
If a violation is issued for any of the above requirements, Jaffa can help you resolve the fines.
Contact us today for more details.
Register, certify or inspect: $10,000 max
Disinfect: $25,000 max
Produce cooling tower maintenance plan: $1000 min./occurrence
Registration of equipment must occur before initial operation. Disinfection is required 48
hours from testing. When severe health risks are present – 24 hours from testing.