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Cooling Tower register

Notification of cooling towers and evaporative condensers regulations 1992.

In recent years there have been a number of outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease associated with wet cooling systems (cooling towers and evaporative condensers), which have often resulted in serious cases of infection and fatalities.

It has frequently been found that poor maintenance of wet cooling systems and poor compliance with the legal requirements gives rise to the conditions in which outbreaks can and do occur. Detailed information on the control of Legionnaires’ disease can be found in Approved Code of Practise and Guidance L8 “Legionnaires’ Disease – the control of legionella bacteria in water systems”. For more information about legionnaire’s disease and its control go to:-

The notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations require those in control of premises with wet cooling systems to register them with their local authority and to notify any subsequent changes, including when plant ceases to be in operation. The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for enforcement of health and safety legislation in all of the businesses in the Stroud District where cooling towers are currently registered.

If you have any queries about the premises within this area that use wet cooling systems, or wish to notify the council of new or decommissioned plant please contact the Food Safety Team on 01453 754478 or email

The notification register is open to the public and available from Stroud District Council offices. A summary of the registered premises can be found in the table below.

Summary of Register of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers


Ref no

Business Name


Number of Wet Cooling systems


Dairy Crest Severnside

Oldends lane,

Bath Road,


GL10 2DG



BPI Recycled Products

Unit N,

Bath Road Trading Estate,






Paul Normal Plastic Ltd

Unit S5, Inchbrook, Trading Estate,

Bath Road, Woodchester,