The City of Kamloops is doing their part to help reduce their natural gas usage, after the explosion near Prince George last week.
They’ve announced a five point plan, listed below:
- reducing the temperature of all pools by approximately 0.6ºC (1ºF)
- reducing the temperature in all occupied buildings by 1ºC
- reducing the temperature in all utility and heated storage buildings to 5ºC
- turning off tube heaters in all arenas
- reducing the temperature of the hot water for Zambonis
Civic Operations Director Jen Fretz says the changes will remain in effect until the shortage is alleviated.
“They’re all things we can do quickly, ” she added. “I think the only thing people will notice is the change in temperature of the pool water, and the change in the temperature of the buildings.”
With the exception of the utility and heated storage buildings, these changes will be in place for the duration of the shortage. Heat may need to be restored to the storage buildings if the outside temperature drops dramatically in order to prevent the contents from freezing.
Fretz is urging residents to reduce their own natural gas usage at home, as much as possible until things are restored to full capacity.