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Notification of Legionella Detection in a Water Sample

The South Australian Public Health (Legionella) Regulations 2013 require owners of premises in which High Risk Manufactured Water Systems are installed, to notify Council within 24 hours if the results of microbiological water testing has resulted in the presence of:

  • 1000 or more colony forming units of Legionella per millilitre of water in their cooling tower and/or
  • 10 or more colony forming units of Legionella per millilitre of water in their warm water system.

What are the costs?

There are no associated costs with notification.

How to notify?

  1. Complete the Notification form.

What happens next?

Continue your normal process for when results of microbiological water testing has resulted in:

  • the presence of:1000 or more colony forming units of Legionella per millilitre of water in your cooling tower.
  • and/or 10 or more colony forming units of Legionella per millilitre of water in your warm water system.

An Environmental Health Officer will contact you.

Who to call for help?

Environmental Health Officer
Phone: (08) 8408 1111
Email: council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au  

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