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3. Cooling towers and evaporative condensers

The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condenser Regulations 1992 require the notification of wet cooling towers and evaporative condensers to local authorities in whose area the equipment is situated regardless of whether the enforcing authority is the local authority or the health and safety executive. The regulations also require the notification to the local authority of the closure of the device.  More details can be found on the evaporative condensers  page of the Health and Safety executive website.

The reason for the need of notification is the potential for legionella pneumophia bacterium (legionellosis) to be found in many recirculators and water supply systems. The main purpose of the requirement is to assist inspectors in investigating legionella outbreaks thought likely to have arisen from wet cooling towers or evaporative condensers.

The council maintains a register of cooling towers and evaporative condensers situated within the borough. Please see the list below for details:

Premise address : Sapphire Court, Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1XW
Occupant : Unknown
No. cooling towers (CT) / evaporative condensers (EC) : 1 EC
Enforcement responsibility – Local Authority (LA) or Health and Safety Executive (HSE) : LA

Please contact us if you wish to register a cooling tower or evaporative condenser or wish to update or amend registration information.