These systems may spread the bacteria, via tiny water droplets, which when inhaled can cause Legionnaires' disease – the infection can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems.
NSW legislation requires owners and operators to notify and register the system with us as well as operate and maintain them in accordance with relevant Australian Standards.
We maintain a register of regulated systems and performs inspections of cooling towers.
For more information
Contact an Environmental Health Officer
Phone: 02 6023 8111
NSW Health’s Legionella control
NSW Public Health Act 2010
NSW Public Health Regulation 2012
Australian/New Zealand Standard 3666 Parts 1, 2 and 3.