Regulated Water System Registration - Maitland City Council - New South Wales

Description

You need this registration 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.

Legislation requires that all water cooling and warm water systems are registered with the 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.

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
  • water cooling systems that are used solely for making snow.

Eligibility requirements

You will need to adhere with council guidelines for health and safety standards.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Samples must be taken from a water cooling system at least once a month by a 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 council.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 2010 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Administering agency

Maitland City Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Maitland City Council

New South Wales
Operating address: 285 - 287 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address: PO BOX 220
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Phone: 02 4934 9700
Fax: 02 4933 3209
Email: info@maitland.nsw.gov.au
Website: Maitland City Council (Opens in new window)