The recent major Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City that sickened at least 127 people and killed 12 could have been prevented through regular cooling tower service and maintenance. But, it’s not just cooling towers that need to be maintained.
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During a recent Genesee County Board of Health meeting, Valacak said the county health department has asked for increased testing for the past two years at local three health care providers -- Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Health System, and McLaren Health Care.
A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City in the South Bronx has now sickened at least 108 people and 10 people have died from the illness. Health officials said it is the largest known outbreak in New York City.
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As for recommended control measures, Freije said, “...cleaning, water treatment, minimizing stagnation, and routine inspections for proper operation of the cooling tower and water treatment system.”
Donnelly said that in performing maintenance, you need to look at the whole system including the cooling tower, pumps, and automated controls. “In addition to that you have a regular water treatment program.”
His recommendations are that cooling towers “should at least be checked once a week. Someone should be physically looking at it once a week.”
Nu-Calgon Inc.,“Towers and associated piping and equipment should be physically and chemically cleaned of dirt, sediment, scale, and organic material. There should be an ongoing chemical treatment program using cooling tower biocides/algaecides to prevent all biological growths in the system water. This makes the system inhospitable to a wide range of biological activity, including Legionella. Monthly bacteria testing can be done to ensure control.”
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