Town in western Australia develops 2nd geothermal heating project
The city of Canning in Western Australia has recently inaugurated a second geothermal bore for district heating purposes that coupled with solar panels will now feed the local leisure center.
Riverton in the city of Canning in Western Australia has recently inaugurated a second geothermal bore for district heating purposes (the first one was done 3 years ago) that will now help the local leisure complex reduce the carbon footprint and make the more public buildings more sustainable.
In an official press release, they stated that “the bore reinforces the City’s commitment to sustainability, saving 588 tonnes of carbon emissions and $170,000 in energy costs per year. The carbon emission reductions and cost savings are an outstanding result for the community,” CEO Lyn Russell said.
The bore goes underground over a kilometre to extract heated water that is then used to heat the aquatic centre’s water and air through a heat exchange unit.
The project took approximately 15 months to complete and resulted in minimal interruptions to the public.
The project was made possible through funding of $700,000 from the WA Department of Sport and Recreation and $947,000 from the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
The City of Canning uses a variety of sustainable technologies to reduce its ecological footprint, with solar panels on the roof of the Riverton and Cannington Leisureplex, the Canning River Eco Education Centre the Administration building and the Home and Community Care building.
This is the second geothermal bore that the City has installed, the first has been operating at the Cannington Leisureplex complex for three years.
Video about the Geothermal Bore project.