Public health - cooling tower notification

What are cooling towers?

Cooling towers are heat removal devices used to transfer process waste heat to the atmosphere.

What are cooling towers used for?

Cooling towers are used to provide cooled water for air-conditioning, manufacturing and electric power generation.

Why are there regulations?

The main purpose of these regulations relates to the control of legionella and the investigation of legionnaires’ disease.

What is registration?

You must notify us in writing with details of cooling towers and or evaporative condensers except where they contain water that is not exposed to the air and the water and electricity supply are not connected. 

Registration is free of charge.

How do I apply to register?

Complete the Notification of Cooling Towers Form and return it to the Licensing Team.

Where can I find further information?

Details of the definition of cooling towers or evaporative condensers can be found in the Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

Our cooling tower is to be decommissioned, do we need to notify you?

Yes, if a cooling tower becomes redundant or dismantled then you should write to inform us.

The Public Register

See the current list of Registered Cooling Towers

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Thursday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Friday 9.00am to 12.45pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Contact details

Post address:
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 641951
Minicom: 01332 640666
Fax: 01332 643299
Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street