News How waste will help run new wa­ter park

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

old waste is go­ing to play a sig­nif­i­cant part in the run­ning of Coven­try’s new wa­ter park.

The site at the old Christchurch House in the city cen­tre is be­ing con­nected to the Heat­line scheme – which al­ready heats the coun­cil house and the cathe­dral.

Now the scheme is go­ing to be reach­ing the brand new wa­ter park which is due to open next spring.

Heat­line is a low car­bon source of heat­ing and uses house­hold rub­bish rather than gases.

Heat­line de­liv­ers high tem­per­a­ture and hot pres­sure wa­ter to the wa­ter park.

It does this by feed­ing into a heat ex­changer which in turn feeds the build­ing’s nor­mal sys­tems.

The en­tire de­mand for heat will be cov­ered, in­clud­ing the heat­ing of the pool, the hot wa­ter for the show­ers and the gen­eral space heat­ing.

Pro­vid­ing heat from Heat­line is a low car­bon source of heat­ing for a fa­cil­ity like the splash pool that has a mas­sive heat de­mand.

It al­lows the coun­cil to use the rub­bish col­lected in Coven­try at the Whit­ley site to heat the swim­ming pool in Coven­try and, there­fore, not re­quire a fos­sil fuel such as gas.

Heat­line was in­stalled in 2012 to help cut the city coun­cil’s car­bon emis­sions.

There are large un­der­ground pipes from the waste plant off Lon­don Road to the city cen­tre, chan­nelling the heat to Coven­try’s com­mer­cial and pub­lic build­ings.

This gives users a greener heat source and cheaper en­ergy bills. Back in 2013 when it was ap­proved, the fig­ures all mounted up to save tens of thou­sands of pounds a year on bills.

At the time, the tele­graph re­ported: “With the Heat­line, Coven­try City Coun­cil could not only save £85,000 a year on its gas bills, but ben­e­fit from an ex­tra £15,000 a year in tax cuts too, thanks to the govern­ment of­fer­ing fi­nan­cial in­cen­tives for district heat­ing schemes.”

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