New York State Grants Available for Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects

As municipalities across the country are assessing and investing in improvements to aging water treatment and supply systems, New York State recently passed the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, allocating at least $1 billion in funding to water infrastructure improvements projects and $150 million to intermunicipal water infrastructure improvements. This funding is being administered… Read More

Legionella Prevention: Cleaning/Disinfection, Inspection, and Sampling for Cooling Units

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Protection Against Legionella Regulations effective July 6, 2016 (Regulations) describe requirements to protect individuals that may be affected by Legionella bacteria as a result of cooling tower or evaporative cooler operations (cooling units). The NYSDOH Regulations aim to reduce the risk of Legionella transmission with periodic maintenance and… Read More

What is a Legionella Preventive Maintenance Plan and how may this pertain to your facility?

Owners of cooling towers and/or evaporative coolers (cooling units) within New York State are required to develop a written maintenance program and plan in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, as per New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Protection Against Legionella regulations, effective July 6, 2016. A copy of this plan must be readily accessible… Read More