District of Squamish had to replace the hot water boiler at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre in an emergency expenditure.
In a memo to the District, Kyle White, the assistant facilities manager, informed the council the hot water boiler had to be replaced after the hot water boiler’s heat exchanger failed and ruptured.
The hot water boiler is used for cleaning and de-icing the ice resurfacer in colder weather, important for maintaining the ice resurfacer and ensuring a quality ice throughout the winter months at Brennan Park Area. Because of the failure, the boiler had to be replaced immediately at a cost of $43,000.
This was covered by the District’s de-humidifier budget, which was underspent by at least $43,000.
“Impact to operations was minimal as staff temporarily able to divert hot water from a different location. However, this temporary fix was not sustainable as the hot water supply would not be able to supply both the Ice Resurfacer and user groups in the arena,” White wrote in a memo.
A new boiler has been installed.