Regulated Water System Registration - New South Wales

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to either:

  • occupy a premises that has a water cooling system or warm water system
  • install a water cooling system or warm water system in a premises that you occupy.

The Act requires that all water cooling and warm water systems are registered with the local Council due to the potential risks associated with Legionnaires Disease.

A water cooling system is a cooling tower, its associated equipment and pipe work. Cooling towers are most commonly used in air conditioning systems and refrigerators. A warm water system is one designed to heat and deliver water at a temperature of less than 60 degrees Celsius.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

The following systems are exempt:

  • warm water systems installed on all dwellings or premises, other than on a hospital
  • a water cooling system that is used solely for making snow.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you will need to adhere to Council guidelines for health and safety standards. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Samples must be taken from a water cooling system at least once a month by a duly qualified professional, and tested for the presence of legionella and heterotrophic colony count.

Each cooling tower must also display a unique identification number designated by the local council.

Duration

As specified on the registration.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 NSW

Lodgement process

Apply

Please note that you must complete this registration within one month of occupying a premises or having a new system installed.

Administering agency

Contact the Local Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Customer Service

Contact the Local Council

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