Bundle up as Delta schools conserving natural gas

Delta students are being advised to dress a little more warmly in case classes get a little colder.

The Delta School District outlined this week how it plans to conserve natural gas following the pipeline explosion in the province on Tuesday.

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B.C. residents are being asked to avoid any "non-essential" use of natural gas after one of Enbridge's pipelines exploded and caught fire northeast of Prince George.

There’s no timeline when the main line will be fixed.

The Delta School District notes that like all school districts and municipalities in the Lower Mainland, it’s taking steps to conserve natural gas usage by altering the heating schedules in buildings.

“Our plan specifically is to heat all district facilities and schools up to temperature in the mornings and shut the heating systems down around 11 a.m. Given the weather forecast for the next few days, this is likely not going to have a drastic impact on the temperature in facilities throughout the early afternoon,” the district explains.

“However, as we move into the evening hours, temperatures in our facilities will begin to drop. As a result we are recommending all students and staff members be prepared accordingly with appropriate clothing to layer as needed throughout the day.”

The district also notes that different sites might experience differing fluctuations in temperature, so it will work with individual sites on an as-needed basis.

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