The Maintenance Program and Plan (MPP) is a detailed plan customized for a cooling tower system that describes operational and administrative strategies and process control measures to be taken to prevent and control the growth of Legionella.
MPPs must provide a comprehensive description of actions (i.e., step-by-step instructions), including details, contacts, and information. These management and maintenance requirements must include, at a minimum:
Management and maintenance team member information
Cooling tower system information
Risk management assessments for the cooling tower systems
Cooling tower operation procedures:
Routine monitoring and compliance inspection procedures
Routine operation, monitoring and maintenance procedures
New York State licensed and registered professional engineer
Certified Industrial Hygienist
Certified water technologist with training and experience developing MPPs and performing compliance inspections in accordance with current industry best practices, published standards and regulatory requirements
Environmental consultant who has at least two years of operational experience in water management planning, operation and maintenance
In addition to a qualified plan preparer, building owners may also retain certain qualified individuals with the appropriate experience and certifications to conduct cleaning, disinfection, compliance inspections or sampling. Before hiring a qualified person, you should ask them about their experience in environmental remediation, licenses/permits, customer references, and any other matters of concern.
The websites listed below can help you develop your cooling tower management and maintenance team. These websites do not include every qualified person or company available in the city.