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Cooling Towers

Cooling towers and evaporative condensers help to remove excess heat from sites like power stations or chemical plants.

If your commercial site uses a cooling tower or evaporative condenser, you must tell your council in writing unless:

  • it contains no water that’s exposed to air
  • its water supply is not connected
  • its electrical supply is not connected

If you make any changes to your cooling tower or evaporative condenser, you must tell us about them in writing immediately.

The reason why the law requires you to tell us is because of the possibility of Legionella a bacteria that can be found in wet cooling towers and evaporative condensers, this can cause Legionnaires Disease.

If there is an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in our District, it will help us to investigate and find the place it may have come from more quickly and prevent the spread of the disease.

How to apply to tell us, or make changes to your notification

You can do this on-line, by following the link in Related Content for a notification or apply to make a change.

An Environmental Health Officer from Rochford Council or an officer from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will then contact you to arrange a safety inspection of your site.

If you need more information please contact our Customer Services on 01702 318111 or by using this form

Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers that we currently have in our District

Site name Address How many & type Status
Environmental Test Centre Foulness Island, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS3 9XT Eight cooling towers Building Numbers 35,36,38,40,48,54,68A, 70A
Albon Engineering Plc 26A Brook Rd Rayleigh
Essex SS6 7XL
Auto Plas International 90 Main Road Hawkwell Essex Two Cooling Towers 1 Not used
Eastwick Test Site Foulness Island Southend on Sea Essex SS3 9SR One Cooling Tower Not used
Fisco Products Ltd 21 Brook Rd Rayleigh Essex SS6 7XD Two Cooling Towers
K G P Engineering Unit 26, Star Lane Industrial Estate, Great Wakering Essex SS3 OPJ
Johnsons Dry-Cleaners 74 High Street Rayleigh Essex
Rossi (Southend-on-Sea) Limited 12A Purdeys Way Rochford Essex SS4 1NE One Cooling Tower Active