Cooling Towers and Warm Water Systems

High risk manufactured water systems, namely warm water systems and cooling water systems, must be operated and maintained in accordance with the Public and Environmental Health (Legionella) Regulations 2008, Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZ 3666) and Guidelines for the Control of Legionella.

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What is a cooling water system?

A cooling water system is defined as a heat exchange system that consists of a heat generating plant, a heat rejection plant, interconnecting water recirculating pipe work and associated pumps, valves and controls, and includes a cooling tower or evaporative condenser.

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What is a warm water system?

A warm water system is defined as a reticulated water system that distributes or recirculates warm water through the majority of its branches at a nominal temperature of 45°C by means of a temperature controlling device.

A summary of the laws applying to the operation of High Risk Manufactured Water Systems is provided below:

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Useful information

Please click on the links below to download the applicable forms and Legislation for High Risk Manufactured Water Systems:

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Further information

For further information regarding high risk manufactured water systems, please contact:

City of Marion
Environmental Health Team
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Fax: (08) 8375 6699
Email: council@marion.sa.gov.au
In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046 

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T: +61 8375 6600 | E: council@marion.sa.gov.au
245 Sturt Road, SA 5047, Australia
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