Evaporative Condensers and Cooling Towers

Notification of Cooling Tower and Evaporative Condenser Regulations 1992


All premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with the local authority under The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992.

This is because, without proper treatment, cooling towers can be the source for the development and dispersion of bacteria, especially Legionella pneumophila the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' Disease.

Registration will provide the information to enable any outbreak to be properly investigated. All changes and alterations should also be notified to the Local Authority.

There is no charge for registration. Please fill in and return our 

Cooling Tower and Evaporative registration form


Whilst the task of maintaining records of wet cooling systems under the regulations rests with local authorities, responsibility for enforcement in respect of standards of assessment and control is split between the Health & Safety Executive and local authorities, depending on the main activity of the premises.

Operators of installations should be aware that both the local authority and HSE will undertake a number of visits to their premises to ensure standards are met and will take enforcement action where appropriate.


The notification register is reproduced below and can also be viewed at Mid Sussex District Council Offices

Register of companies with cooling towers/condensers
Name of CompanyAddressNo of cooling towers/condensers

Johnsons Dry Cleaners

94 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AS


Trek Diagnostics Ltd

Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 1QX


Goldman Sachs

Unit 30, Birches Industrial Estate, East Grinstead, RH19 1XZ