Cooling towers

Wet cooling systems are potentially a significant source of legionella bacteria.

By law, operators must notify us where these systems are used, providing the details and location of such equipment on their site.

Notify us of any cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises.

Notify us about a change to any existing cooling towers or evaporative condensers on your premises.

These links take you to the government’s Business Link website to apply online. If you don't have a Government Gateway account you’ll need to create one before you can proceed to the relevant form. If you already have a Government Gateway account you will be invited to log in prior to completing the application.

Management and risk assessment

Good management will ensure these water systems are kept clean and well maintained. If you’re an operator, you must properly assess the risks that these systems pose and adequately control them.

For cooling towers and evaporative condensers, this may include measures to maintain and monitor water quality and maintenance and monitoring of equipment performance.

Current operators of wet cooling systems in the district

Current operators of wet cooling systems in the district
OccupierAddressNumber of towers
NSK Europe Ltd Northern Rd, Newark, Notts, NG24 2ET 1
Saint-Gobain Formula Bowbridge Lane, Balderton, Newark, Notts, NG24 3BZ 2
Flowserve Pumps Ltd Lowfield Works, Hawton Lane, Balderton, Newark, Notts, NG24 3EN 1
British Sugar Plc Newark Sugar Factory, Great North Rd, Newark, Notts, NG24 1DL 1
RWE Generation UK Plc Staythorpe Power Station, Staythorpe Road, Staythorpe, Newark, Notts, NG23 5PS 4
Creagh Concrete Products Ltd Thurgaton Lane, Hoveringham, Notts, NG14 7JX 2
Lineage Warehousing UK Ltd Belle Eau Park, Bilsthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG22 8TX 3


Legionella bacteria

In the event of an outbreak of Legionnaire Disease, this information is invaluable in identifying or eliminating possible sources of infection. It will also allow for routine checks on the effectiveness of monitoring and maintenance of wet cooling systems.

The Health and Safety Executive has published an approved code of practice for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.