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Cooling Towers Preventing Legionnaires Disease

The main risk associated with air handling and water cooling systems is the spread of Legionnaires’ Disease.

Legionnaires’ Disease is a pneumonic illness which often requires hospitalisation, particularly among the young, unwell or elderly. Symptoms may include high fever, cough, chills, headaches, muscle pain and mental confusion.

Cumberland Council strives to keep the community safe from Legionnaires’ Disease, by maintaining accurate records of registers like the location of cooling towers and undertaking regular inspection of these towers.