Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak
“During the course of our actions fighting the Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak in The Bronx, it has been revealed that there is no inspection mechanism for coolant systems, rooftop water tanks and other standing water infrastructure that could be a breeding ground for this disease and others. The city must create a new inspection system for these systems, just as we inspect other critical systems such as elevators.
“My office will work with our City Council members and the appropriate agencies to craft new legislation that would deal with this issue in the coming days,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.