All properties with cooling towers must register them with Austin Water. Registration information will help to identify potential water-saving upgrades and available rebates.
All properties must also submit annual inspection forms. Inspections must be performed by an independent third party Texas licensed mechanical or chemical engineer or a person holding a TDLR Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration License (Class A) with a combined endorsement for process cooling and refrigeration.
REGISTRATION & INSPECTION DUE DATES
New cooling towers must be registered before operation
Inspection forms must be submitted by March 1st of each year
Inspections must be performed no more than 90 days before the March 1st due date
REBATES AND INCENTIVE OPPORTUNITIES
There are rebates available for retrofitting cooling towers to increase water efficiency through the Bucks for Business rebate program.
To qualify for incentive opportunities, Austin Water must have received a fully complete registration and inspection form for each cooling tower(s)