Where a premises operates or contains a cooling tower or evaporative condenser, the occupier is required to notify and register with the local authority.

The Council should also be notified if the unit is decommissioned and/or disinfected, or where there is a change in owner (within one month of this occurring).

Cooling towers and evaporative condensers are often linked to outbreaks of legionnaires disease. Legionnaires disease is a pneumonia type illness, caused by the bacteria, Legionella pneumophila. The bacteria is carried in small water droplets and is commonly found in poorly maintained cooling towers.

Operators of cooling towers and evaporative condensers should ensure there is a programme of maintenance for the system, including cleaning and disinfecting regimes.

Registering a cooling tower or evaporative condenser

There is currently no fee to register a cooling tower or evaporative condenser.

See the downloads section for the relevant forms

What if I have a complaint or concern?

If you have a complaint or concern about a cooling tower or evaporative condenser or believe either have not been registered, please fill out our contact Environmental Health


Food and Environmental Safety
Regulatory Services
Regeneration and Environment
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre, St. Peter's Square