Regulated water systems and public pools

Cooling towers and warm water systems

The Public Health Act 2010 requires Councils to take an active role in ensuring compliance with requirements of the Act at premises where systems have the potential to transmit Legionnaires disease are installed.

“Regulated systems” as defined under the Act include water cooling towers commonly used for air-conditioning or industrial cooling processes and warm water systems such as thermostatic mixing valves and recirculating warm water systems used in hospitals and nursing homes.

Council undertakes routine inspections of these regulated systems. Fees are charged for these inspections.

If you are planning to install or operate a regulated system, the law requires you to notify Council within one month of installing or occupying a premises with a regulated system.

For more information and resources visit NSW Health or contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Public swimming pools

Council undertakes routine inspections and water testing at public swimming pools and spa pools to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Public Health Act 2010. Fees are charged for thes inspections.

The law requires you to notify Council prior to operating a public swimming pool or spa. Complete the Public Health Act Registration form.

For further information and resources please visit NSW Health.

Page last updated: 18 July 2016