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Details of premises where an evaporative condenser or cooling tower are sited must be notified to the Local Authority.

Eligibility criteria

The purpose of the notification is to identify potential areas that could give rise to spread of infection eg. legionella and to ensure preventative measures are taken to eliminate the risk of infection arising to employees and the public.

The number of cooling towers on site should be included on the notification form.

There is no fee required for the notification.

Regulations summary

The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

Evaluation process

When the notification is received the details will be added to the cooling towers register.

A safety officer may visit your premises to check water quality or any safety issues.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your notification has been received and the cooling tower added to the public register. You may be subject to periodic inspection visits by the relevant enforcing authority.

Make an application

Apply online

Notify us of a new cooling tower(s) Tell us about a change to an existing cooling tower(s)

Apply by post or in person

If you prefer not to apply online, download and complete this form and send it or bring it to the address below.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise in the first instance that in the event of a complaint, you make contact with the proprietor of the premises, preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If you are not satisfied with their response please contact the Commercial Environmental Health Team on the contact details below.

Commercial Environmental Health

Regulatory Services Partnership
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 3969

We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Updated: 04 October 2022

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