In Victoria, cooling tower systems for air-conditioning purposes are commonly installed in office buildings, shopping malls and other large premises. They can also be found in smaller developments such as apartment buildings and even standalone private homes. Cooling tower systems for industrial process cooling may be found in factories and other industrial sites.
Cooling tower systems have been associated with cases and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhaling aerosols that contain Legionella bacteria.
The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations aim to protect public health by minimising outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease and ensuring outbreaks are effectively managed if they occur.
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