In April 2019, the New York City Council passed a new local law that affects all owners of buildings with a cooling tower. This new law requires the building’s dedicated qualified person to formally report each cooling tower Legionella sampling date. The sampling date must be reported on the NYC Cooling Tower portal within five days of collecting the sample. When did this new law go into effect? Local Law 76 of 2019 took effect on October 25th, 2019. However, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the new cooling tower portal reporting features on January 3rd, 2020 and has stated that this new requirement takes effect whenever your next 90-day sample is due. Do you have a qualified person to take Legionella samples and help with compliance? Chapter 8 of Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York defines “qualified person” as a New York State licensed and registered professional engineer; a certified industrial hygienist; a certified water technologist with training and experience developing management plans and performing inspections in accordance with current standard industry protocols including, but not limited to ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015; or an environmental consultant who has at least two (2) years of operational experience in water management planning and operation. Barclay Water Management has been in the water treatment industry for nine decades and is well experienced with Legionella bacteria remediation, cooling tower compliance, water management programs, and operation. At Barclay Water Management, our main priority is keeping your facility compliant and safe. Contact Barclay Water Management for your Legionella bacteria needs.