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Videos

New York Times: Inside NYC’s Water Towers
This New York Times mini-documentary investigates how poorly maintained rooftop water towers, which serve as the primary source of drinking water to those living and working in New York City, can present potential health hazards.

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Videos

Modern Marvels: The History of Water Tanks
Featuring the American Pipe & Tank team, this episode of Modern Marvels explains the history of water tanks and why they continue to serve as the primary source of drinking water and fire protection for buildings in New York City.

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Webinars

The Impact of Coronavirus on NYC’s Drinking Water
Presented during the coronavirus pandemic, Steven Silver discusses the outbreak’s impact on New York City’s drinking water and plumbing systems, as well as measures that owners and managers can take to ensure clean and safe drinking water in their buildings.

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Documents

NYC Department of Health: Guidance for Reopening Buildings
This memo published by NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene provides guidance for returning building water systems to service after prolonged shutdown. The guidance is intended for building owners, managers, engineers, and superintendents.

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Documents

Centers for Disease Control: Guidance for Reopening Buildings
In May 2020, the CDC published guidelines with regards to actions that should be taken following a building’s prolonged shutdown or reduced operation. The guidelines are intended to mitigate the risk of health hazards, such as Legionnaries’ disease.

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