Cooling tower systems are used in some buildings to remove heat, often as part of air conditioning or refrigeration systems. Owners of buildings with cooling towers must register their cooling tower with the City. Building owners must conduct Legionella sampling and compliance inspections every 90 days and perform routine monitoring and maintenance whenever the cooling tower is operating. The Health Department conducts routine inspections of cooling towers to make sure that building owners are complying with City requirements. If violations are found during an inspection, the building owner may be issued a summons that is subject to fines.
You can search for cooling tower inspection results (since January 2017) by entering either a building's street address or Building Identification Number (BIN).
Violations, if found on inspection, are displayed with a description of the violation. The most serious violations are shown in red, with an asterisk *.