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This bill would require building owners to ensure that water tank inspection companies submit annual inspection reports directly to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

  • Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)

Int. No. 1053-A

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Ayala, Kallos, Rosenthal, Constantinides, Eugene and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring water tank inspectors to submit annual inspection reports directly to the department of health and mental hygiene

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 17-194 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to qualifications for persons conducting inspections and maintenance on drinking water tanks, as proposed in introduction number 1157-A for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

b. Any owner of a building that has a water tank as part of its drinking water supply system shall have such water tank inspected at least once annually. Such inspection shall ensure that the water tank complies with all provisions of the administrative code of the city of New York, the construction codes of the city of New York and the health code of the city of New York. The results of such inspection shall be recorded in a manner prescribed by the commissioner. Such results shall be maintained by the owner and by the water tank inspector for at least five years from the date of inspection and shall be made available to the department upon request within five business days. [Documentation] An owner shall ensure that documentation of such annual inspection shall be submitted to the department by the water tank inspector, in a form and manner prescribed by the department. Such documentation shall state whether or not all applicable requirements were met at the time of inspection and provide a description of any non-compliance with applicable requirements.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to qualifications for persons conducting inspections and maintenance on drinking water tanks, as proposed in introduction number 1157-A for the year 2018, takes effect, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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