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Cooling tower registration

To assist with the identification of premises that could give rise to outbreaks of legionella the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 require all cooling towers and evaporative condensers to be registered with the local authority. All records held on premises registered with the Council are also made available to the Health and Safety Executive.

Cooling towers and evaporative condensers have been associated with outbreaks of legionnaires' disease, which is a type of pneumonia. The bacteria is common in rivers and ponds, and grows rapidly between 20°C and 45°C, especially is nutrients such as sludge, algae and rust are present. They are normally spread to humans in small droplets of water.

List of Cooling Towers in Sedgemoor Icon for pdf Cooling Towers SDC 2017 [119.37KB]


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

Will tacit authorisation apply?

The Council cannot refuse to register a notified cooling tower.

Register a cooling tower

Please complete the form below, or if you prefer to complete a paper copy, it is available to download here:  Icon for pdf Cooling Tower Registration Form [81.48KB]

If all relevant sections of the application form have been completed the Council aims to acknowledge registrations in writing within two weeks of receipt. If the required details have not been provided in the application form this may delay registration.

  1. 1. Address where cooling tower /evaporative condenser is to be situated:
  2. 2. Person(s) in control of premises:
  3. 3. How many cooling towers or evaporative condensers are at the address identified in question 1?
  4. 4. Name of Maintenance Manager or other person responsible for maintaining equipment on site.
  5. 5. Please give brief location of each piece of equipment being registered at this time:
    1. eg. North Works; Main Building, south east corner of 3rd floor roof.
    2. Please note: Submitted files must be no larger than 10mb.
  6. 6. Your details
  7. 7. Submit your report.