In response to the largest outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in recent history, the New York City Council recently passed legislation that requires building owners to conduct quarterly inspections of cooling towers, which have been indicated as the potential source of the outbreak in the South Bronx, where nine cooling towers have tested positive for the bacteria that has killed 12 and affected over 120 residents.
Regular inspection and maintenance of cooling towers is not just a health issue, it is essential to insure the peak operation and extend the lifespan of this critical equipment. Preventing the growth of legionella is enough reason to take care of cooling towers, but it can also help to save money in energy and equipment costs. A dirty cooling tower needs to work harder and impacts efficiency. It can also stress the equipment, leading to breakdowns.
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