If you own a property in one of New York City’s five boroughs, you probably already know that NYC faces an abnormally high incidence of Legionnaires’ Disease – in fact, it’s one of the highest rates in the country. After the city’s worst outbreak in 2015, New York City cooling tower regulations called Local Law 77 (LL77) was implemented in the hopes of significantly reducing Legionella outbreaks.
While cooling towers are not entirely responsible for every single case of Legionnaires’ Disease, they have been identified as one of the primary sources of the 2015 and continued outbreaks through 2017.
In 2018, the need for cooling tower audits has never been more urgent. Building owners need to protect their businesses from the steep costs and liability of non-compliance.
A cooling tower audit can help protect your business from the heavy financial burden of failed inspections and non-compliance with City and State regulations. Even fully compliant cooling towers can fail inspections due to messy or improper documentation of procedures.
Even if your cooling tower is legionella-free there are still plenty of ways to fail an inspection and with that often come heft fines and a very tight window of time to remedy the issues.
So how can an audit help protect your business?
A cooling tower audit can reveal legionella growth, which is a worst-case scenario for any building owner. Not only is legionella a public health hazard, it’s expensive to get rid of and extremely damaging to your business if people start to get sick from your cooling tower (think about how many times your business would be dragged around the news cycle).
It’s best to be proactive when it comes to cooling tower compliance and legionella prevention, because those who are reactive and slow pay dearly for it.
Your business is at risk and outbreaks are still occurring. Contact the professionals at Tower Water to discuss how our cooling tower audits can help protect your business from the financial burden of non-compliance.
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