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Cooling tower notification

Cooling towers and evaporative condensers help to remove excess heat from sites like power stations or chemical plants.

What cooling towers do I need to tell you about?

You must tell us about any cooling towers or evaporative condensers you have in Rochdale borough. You must tell us even if the enforcing authority for your premises is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)​.

How can I notify you?

Complete the notification form below and send it to us using the details listed on the form.

There's no fee for notifying us.

Notification form for cooling towers or evaporative condensers (119kb pdf)

Why do I need to notify the council about cooling towers?

You need to tell us about cooling towers and evaporative condensers because infectious diseases, such as Legionnaires' disease, can be found in many cooling or water supply systems.

Telling us ensures we can take preventative measures to eliminate the risk of infection to employees or Rochdale borough residents.

What are the regulations?

The Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condenser Regulations 1992 require you by law to tell local councils of any cooling towers or evaporative condensers in their authority area.

A summary of the statutory regulations for this licen​ce

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your registration is granted if you have not heard from us within 28 working days. Please note, however, tacit consent will only apply for notifications you submit electronically or when you can show proof of delivery.


0300 303 8871

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Public Protection Service​​
Number One Riversid​e​
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU