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What is Local Law 58/09? AKA Color Coding of Pipes

Last updated 4 years ago

Local Law 58 was passed in 2009 in order to bolster fire safety in the city. Because property owners are legally obligated to conform to the law, it is important to understand what is required of you and what you can do if you are in violation of Local Law 58.  

What Does the Law Require?

The basic idea behind Local Law 58 is for certain pipes to be painted a particular color based on their function. Having certain pipes and handles painted according to the system will help local authorities easily determine whether a particular property conforms to the appropriate safety standards. All dedicated standpipes and sprinklers are required to be painted, with the exception of attachments, gauges, valves, and operable parts other than valve handles.

How Can Capitol Fire Sprinkler Help You Ensure Compliance?

Here at Capitol Fire Sprinkler, we have the training and knowledge necessary to ensure that your building conforms to Local Law 58. When you hire us to help you through the process, we will provide you with two walkthroughs. During the first walkthrough, one of our trained experts will inspect your entire property and tell you what color you must paint particular pipes. Once you’ve completed the painting process, we will send a representative to confirm that the job was completed properly. If our expert finds that all of the sprinkler pipes have been colored according to the provisions of the law, we will give you a certification that can be held on site. Local Law 58 requires that this certification be held on site for inspection by the FDNY.

Making sure that your building conforms to the law can help you avoid costly violations. If you want to learn more about how Capitol Fire Sprinkler can help ensure that your property’s sprinkler pipes are colored appropriately, call us at (718) 533-6800. Capitol Fire Sprinkler’s team of trained professionals combines understanding of the law with a commitment to quality and customer service


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