The  NYC Cooling Tower Maintenance Program March 1st Deadline is Here!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 11:55 PM

Attention NYC Building Owners! The governing bodies of New York City and New York State are requiring all owners of cooling towers to implement a Cooling Tower Maintenance Program and Plan by March 1st, 2016 or face potential fines and penalties. Navigating the City and State laws that require this maintenance plan to be in place may not be easy for some and there is a possibility that many cooling tower owners do not even realize that there are new requirements that need their attention immediately.

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DOHMH Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss NYC Cooling Tower Law Update

Posted by Greg Frazier on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 @ 07:50 PM

This past summer New York City experienced the worst Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in its recorded history. In what is now being referred to as the NYC Legionella Outbreak of 2015, more than 130 people were sickened and 16 people tragically died. In an effort to keep the public safe, both the City and State of New York passed emergency legislation designed to regulate the operation and maintenance of cooling towers. Today, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) seeks to make those emergency provisions stronger and lasting; and will hold a public hearing to discuss and pass their newly proposed rules. The hearing will take place from 10AM to 12PM on January 4, 2016 at DOHMH headquarters in Long Island City. Once the hearing is over, the DOHMH will modify the rules based on the public’s feedback, if necessary, and then draft a final version.  A copy is then published in the City Record and submitted to the City Council where it will be voted on to become law. This legislation will have an effect on the operation procedures of any building that operates a cooling, as well as the water treatment companies and environmental consulting firms that service them.

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The Definitive Guide to NYC's Order to Disinfect Your Cooling Towers

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 12:17 AM

On August 6th, 2015, with the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Department of Health Commissioner, Mary Bassett, MD, issued a city-wide order for all cooling tower owners/operators to clean and disinfect their cooling towers within 14 days.  Some of our clients have criticized that the ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONER seems confusing or comes across as vague in some areas; others just do not know where to start in order to comply with the Commissioner’s proclamation.  Clarity Water Technologies is one of the best water treatment companies and Environmental Consultants in NYC. To help interpret the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) order, we have put together a comprehensive guide designed to help keep cooling towers owners in compliance with the City’s mandate.

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14 Days to Disinfect Cooling Towers in NYC or It's a Misdemeanor!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Legionnaire’s Disease is a very serious matter and knowing where it comes from and how it is transmitted is a hot topic in New York City these days, especially in the South Bronx.  At this point it is national news: Bronx residents and officials are very concerned about the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has claimed ten lives and sickened more than 100 people so far.

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Legionella Remediation Expert Pete Stempkowski Speaks to NBC News

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Check out Clarity Water Technologies’ partner Pete Stempkowski on NBC News 4! Pete was recently interviewed by Sheldon Dutes of NBC 4 New York News Team as a Legionella Remediation Expert in New York City’s ongoing story about the Legionnaires’ outbreak in the South Bronx.  At this time, the outbreak has taken the lives of seven people and has sickened more than 85 residents living in the High Bridge, Morrisania, Hunts Point and Mott Haven sections of the South Bronx.

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Hot Summer Days and a Dirty Evaporator Coil Mean Big Headaches

Posted by Greg Frazier on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

It is every building owner’s worst nightmare in the dead of summer.  It is 98 degrees outside and your phone starts ringing… and ringing… and ringing. During the hot summer months your building’s air conditioning system becomes the lifeblood of your facility.  If your A/C goes down completely, or even if just has a day that it can’t keep up with the heat well, your phone is going to start to ring off the hook and it won’t stop until you fix the problem… or until the Fall… whichever comes first! When your air conditioner suddenly stops performing correctly, it could definitely be cause for alarm or sometimes it can be a simple fix; something as simple as a popped circuit breaker … or a little dirt. As a water treatment service provider specializing in boiler water treatment, cooling tower water treatment, and HVAC cleaning services, we see a lot preventable issues with commercial HVAC units.

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The Top 7 Springtime Tips for the Best Cooling Tower Water Treatment

Posted by Greg Frazier on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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ASHRAE Standard 188 May Change the Way You Think About Legionella and Water Treatment

Posted by Greg Frazier on Sat, Feb 21, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Recent events in New York City have once again brought Legionnaires Disease onto the radar for many facilities throughout the Northeast.  The latest Legionellosis outbreak reported in NYC has been allegedly linked back to an infected cooling tower in the Bronx.  It has been reported that the facility in question is now under the watchful eye of the New York City Health Department.  Legionella in a cooling tower is a serious issue because of how a cooling tower operates; not only does the bacteria thrive in an under-treated environment, but the the tower mechanism itself acts as the perfect way to dispurse the bacteria in water droplets into the atmosphere.  As you can imagine, attorneys have already threatened to bring suit, and facility managers across the New Your City are re-thinking their protocols for dealing with legionella. Many building owners are trying to figure out if they have the best water treatment company in New York working for them.  There is a very good chance that there were steps that could have been followed that would have prevented this unfortunate event; and if the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) get their way, there soon will be.

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Your Slimy Cooling Tower is Costing You More Than You Think!

Posted by Greg Frazier on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Do you think that your cooling tower is dirty?  If you have biofilm in your cooling tower, bad things are already happening.  For certain, your HVAC system is losing efficiency and you are losing money; but it is possible that there are bigger issues lurking just beneath that slime.

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Explaining Water Treatment Basics Doesn't Have to Bore You to Tears

Posted by Greg Frazier on Fri, Jan 02, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

It's true, learning about basic water treatment principles doesn't have to be a big snoozefest. Let's take the topic of biofilm for instance:

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