Broward County adopted a cooling tower water use efficiency ordinance in 2012. A cooling tower is a unit that recirculates water in order to cool down the interior of a building. Cooling towers are often part of the building’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system.
Some large cooling tower systems have more than one tower. Additionally, some cooling towers have more than one cell (sometimes called a basin). As long as the different cells inside of a cooling tower within a system recirculates the same water, they are considered part of the same cooling tower system. The licenses are issued for each individual cooling tower.
Cooling tower requirements can be found in Broward County Code of Ordinance Chapter 34, Article VII Cooling Tower Water Use Efficiency. Property owner shall obtain a cooling tower license to operate a new cooling tower including tower replacement after May 31st, 2012. License shall be renewed annually on or before March 31st each year.
Cooling Tower County Regulation
Cooling Tower License Application (PDF 135KB)
Cooling Tower License Application - Renewal (PDF 147KB)
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