“This legislation will make not only The Bronx but the entire city a safer place, and I am happy that the City Council has answered my call in response to the public health crisis my borough has faced since late July.

“With regular inspections of cooling towers and other infrastructure we can be proactive to prevent future outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease, and I look forward to Mayor de Blasio signing this bill and making it law.

“My thoughts and prayers remain with the families of those affected by this outbreak, especially the families of the 12 who passed away as a result of this disease,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.