Rockville City Ordinance Will Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors by July 1

The City of Rockville announced in January that they will now require all single-unit, two-unit and townhouse residences with fuel-burning appliances or attached garages built before Jan. 1, 2008, to install carbon monoxide detectors by July 1.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can cause injury or death.

The Rockville Senior Center is also offering assistance to anyone 60 and older that would need help finding and installing carbon monoxide detectors.

The legislation for the ordinance passed in October 2018 and goes into effect on July 1.

For information about installation, purchasing detectors or senior assistance contact Jerry Jones at gjones@rockvillemd.gov or by phone at 240-314-8819.

Check out this video posted by the City of Rockville for more information.

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Ashley Profitt

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Broadcast Journalism Student at University of Maryland College Park and Intern at Montgomery Community Media.

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2 Responses to “Rockville City Ordinance Will Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors by July 1”

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    On April 25, 2019 at 7:58 am responded with... #

    Rockville City Ordinance Will Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors by July 1.
    The email link in your article does not work. Error message box displays.
    Article needs further clarification: it appears the ordinance does not apply to rental apartments, group homes and condominiums: is this correct?

    Thanks.
    John Becker
    Director: Americana Centre Condominium, Inc.

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    On April 26, 2019 at 11:20 am responded with... #

    John,

    Wouldn’t be better to just install this and make sure your residents are safe?
    Instead of trying to cut corners and not provide this cheap life saving alert system?

    Just something to think about.

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