Legionella

Cooling tower
Cooling tower

Overview

Legionnaires disease is an illness caused by the inhalation of legionella. Legionella is found in moist environments and becomes a problem when dispersed into the air as an aerosol. Water cooling systems used to cool the air in large buildings need to be monitored to control legionella.

The information contained in this section is for building managers who are responsible for maintaining water cooling systems.

Contacting the Environmental Health Team

For further information regarding any of the information contained within this section, please contact Council's Environmental Health Team Monday to Friday 8.30 to 10am on 9911 6555 or send an email to health@canadabay.nsw.gov.au.

Control of Legionnaires Disease

Responsibilities of building owners and occupiers

Page last updated on: 26/09/16
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