City of Nelson: New technology helps save money, reduce emissions

09 Feb City of Nelson: New technology helps save money, reduce emissions

New technology is helping the City of Nelson cut down on its energy costs and green house gas emissions.

Fortis BC selected Nelson to receive a full rebate on the purchase of a vortex mechanical de-aerator devise — worth around $30,000 — that will remove air molecules from the water used by the zamboni to re-surface ice at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre arenas.

Currently, extremely hot water needs to be brought across the arena from the boiler room to fill the zamboni tank because room temperature water will create air bubbles and leave the ice surface uneven. But if the water’s cycled through the de-aerator, it’s no longer an issue.

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