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.
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.