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Cooling Tower Registration and Public Register

All premises with cooling towers and evaporative condensers must register with AVDC.

Introduction

Cooling towers and evaporative condensers have been associated with outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, which is a type of pneumonia.
Legionnaires' disease is caused by the bacterium legionnella pneumophilia, which is common in rivers and ponds. Warm conditions, between 20°C and 45°C, and nutrients such as sludge, algae and rust can promote rapid growth in numbers of these bacteria. They can then be spread in small droplets of water. This is when susceptible people can be at risk.
To assist with the identification of premises that could give rise to outbreaks of Legionnella the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 require the notification of cooling towers to the Council. The notified premises are kept on a register that the Council makes available to the Health and Safety Executive.

What is Registration

The law requires that persons in control of premises have a duty to notify the Local Authority in writing with details of 'notifiable devices' which include cooling towers and/or evaporative condensers except where they contain water that is not exposed to the air and the water and electricity supply are not connected. If a cooling tower becomes redundant or dismantled then this should also be notified to us.

Fees

There is no fee for the registration of cooling towers. Notifications are placed on file and the notified tower is added to the list.

Register a cooling tower

To register please complete the form below and return to the council. The Council cannot refuse to register a notified cooling tower.

Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Public Register

A copy of the public register detailing all the cooling towers and evaporative condensers registered with the council can be found at the bottom of this page.

External Links

More information concerning legionella can be found on the Health and Safety Executive’s website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/iacl27.pdf

Date Updated: 18/01/13

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Contact information

Telephone:

01296 585605

Email:

envhealth@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk