Cooling Towers


Cooling tower means a device which lowers the temperature of water by evaporative cooling in which atmospheric air is in contact with falling water thereby exchanging heat, or a device which incorporates a water refrigerant exchanger or water – water heat exchanger.

Warm water system means a system which stores water between 30oC– 50oC. They can vary in size from small roof-top units to very large industrial structures and are commonly used in large industrial and commercial facilities, such as cool stores.

For further information or advice you can contact Council’s Environmental Health Department on 03 6424 0511. 

Cooling towers and water systems are regulated under the Public Health Act 1997 to ensure adequate maintenance and operation and to minimise the opportunity for the spread of legionella bacteria.

All businesses which operate cooling towers and/or warm water systems are required to be registered with devonport city council and comply with the legionella guidelines.

For further information or advice, contact council’s environmental health team on (03) 6424 0511.