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Industrial cooling tower water systems

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​What are industrial cooling tower water systems?

Industrial cooling tower water systems are cooling devices used in an industrial process.

These systems are not:

  • part of a building as defined in the Building Act 2004
  • included in a compliance schedule.

Register an industrial cooling tower water system

If you own an industrial cooling water system, you need to:

  • register it with us by 1 July each year
  • let us know if the system is decommissioned (within a month of this occurring)
  • let us know if there is a change in ownership (within a month of this occurring)
  • comply with the maintenance, chemical dosing and testing requirements outlined in the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw.

You should know

If incorrectly maintained, industrial water cooling systems can spread Legionnaire's disease.

If you don't comply with the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw, we may prosecute you under the Local Government Act 2002. Fines are up to $20,000.

​Registration fee

Read fee table.
Service Fee
Industrial cooling tower - Registration$175
Industrial cooling tower - Renewal$111

​How to register an industrial cooling tower water system

 By email

Email the completed AC3406 Industrial cooling tower water system registration form to the Cooling towers team.

 In person

​Download and complete the registration form.

Bring the completed AC3406 Industrial cooling tower water system registration form to the service centres closest to you and pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa  (A convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).

 By post

​Send the completed AC3406 Industrial cooling tower water system registration form and cheque payment to:

CCC team (Cooling towers)
Central Building Control
Auckland Council
Victoria Street
Auckland 1142
Private Bag 92300

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