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Water cooling systems
Water cooling systems that are not properly maintained have the potential to spread legionella. Council regulates and inspects water cooling and warm water systems. Find out how.

All cooling towers and warm water systems are regulated under the Public Health Act 2010 by Council due to the potential risks of Legionnaires Disease.

All premises with these systems installed are required to be registered online with Council.

Council officers conduct inspections of cooling towers and warm water systems to ensure compliance with the Australian Standards AS/NZS 3666.2 2002 and AS/NZS 3666.3.2000. These standards can be reviewed at our Council libraries.

Owner/occupier responsibilities

Owners and occupiers of premises containing these systems are responsible for ensuring the proper installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the regulated system.

Operation and maintenance records must be kept on-site and made accessible to Council officers at all times.

For further information, contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer on 02 4306 7900, or visit the NSW Public Health website.

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