Cooling Tower Regulations


New York State has implemented new regulations that require registration and periodic reporting of bacteriological testing, disinfection, inspection, maintenance, and certification of cooling towers.

Niagara County Department of Health (DOH) prepared this website to help building owners and managers understand the new regulations and associated deadlines for compliance.

Use the New York State DOH website for a copy of the regulations, registering your cooling towers and meeting reporting requirements.

Existing towers were required to be registered by September 16, 2015. New towers must be registered prior to operation.