News How waste will help run new water park
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.”