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Aquatic Centre Closed Due to Electrical Problem

Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The  Aquatic Centre  has  experienced an electrical  issue which has forced the closure of the facility.

At this time, it is believed that a sprinkler head broke above an electrical panel and damaged the facility’s electrical system.

There were no injuries.  All staff and guests have been evacuated from the building. Some City staff remain on-site to work with BC Hydro to cut the power to the structure.

Aquatics staff have been allowed to go home for the day.

It is believed that power will be unavailable in the facility, and the building closed, for a number of hours.

The Four Seasons Leisure Pool is also closed for its period of annual maintenance.

Crews and BC Hydro are not yet sure how much damage has been sustained by the building’s electrical system. The sprinkler head will have to be replaced.


City forget to pay the hydro bill again?

Sprinkler ABOVE a electrical panel???

    Depends on where the panel is located.

    NFPA 13 – applies to panels in electrical rooms.

    Sprinklers are NOT required in electrical rooms IF it is dedicated to electrical equipment only; uses only dry-type electrical equipment; the room provides a 2 hour fire separation and no combustible storage is allowed.

    Otherwise sprinklers are required in the space the panel is located. A non-combustible election shield is allowed.

      election = deflection

I don’t know the specifics, but I’ll bet there will be water deflectors installed over all the electrical panels in the aquatic centre after this.

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