One degree makes a difference

Penticton continues steps to conserve natural gas

Penticton city hall wants to remind of the steps the city is taking to reduce natural gas usage at city facilities.

In response to the Oct. 9 rupture of the Enbridge-owned natural gas pipeline in northern B.C., the City of Penticton joined other communities in introducing conservation measures in an effort to offset the risk of a province-wide gas shortage.

Related:Enbridge says it’s increasing gas flows in repaired B.C. pipeline

One facility of particular focus was the pool at the Community Centre, where temperatures have been reduced in the various swimming pools. The main pool, which was set to about 81 F (27.2 C), is now reduced to about 80 F (26.7 C). The leisure pool and hot tub have also been lowered by about one degree.

The air temperature in the pool and change room areas remains the same, however.

Gas reduction measures will remain in place for the duration of the shortage. The city is in weekly contact with Fortis to evaluate our gas-reduction efforts and monitor the gas supply situation. The lowered temperatures will continue until Fortis gives city hall the go-ahead to return heating to regular operating temperatures.

More information is available online at or from the city at 250-490-2500.

Related:FortisBC tests ‘virtual pipeline’ following Enbridge explosion

Related:FortisBC warns extended cold snap could lead to natural gas shortage

Steve Kidd
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