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Public health - Cooling Tower Notification

All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local authority under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

Cooling towers and evaporative condensers have the potential to cause outbreaks of disease, e.g. legionella which can cause legionnaire's disease

Given the right set of circumstances legionella can multiply and cause infection in people who inhale airborne water droplets containing the bacteria.

For this reason all cooling towers and evaporative condensers in premises within the Basildon District must be registered with Basildon Council's Environmental Health services.

The primary purpose of cooling tower and condenser registration is to ensure that the relevant enforcing authority can be satisfied that suitable control measures are in place to protect employees and the general public from the risk of infection by organisms such as legionella.

Applying for a Cooling Tower Registration

You can apply for cooling tower registration online, through the Business Link website, by selecting one of the links below:

Alternatively you can download a registration form (see Related Downloads) which can be printed and returned to us at the above address. There is no fee for this registration.

Online applications will be acknowledged by email. Provided your application is properly made, we will aim to complete your registration within 30 days. If this is not possible we will inform you and provide an explanation as to the reason. Tacit consent applies to this application. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not received a response before the end of the target completion period.

You can view a list of cooling towers registered in the district by visiting our public register page or by clicking on the List of Cooling Towers in the Related Downloads section.

If you need any further information or wish to make a complaint about this process please contact us, using the information below.

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