Below freezing temperatures in the forecast require us to do our annual winterization of our compound water service which includes flushing the system dry and shutting off the water main for the next couple of months.
As our facility has evolved from the RCAF Jericho Beach Air Station, much of the Jericho Sailing Centre’s compound water system is at or near the ground surface to avoid costly trenching through concrete. This means it is particularly susceptible to freezing and associated pipe and fitting breakage.
Our compound water system will be re-energized in February or March depending on prevailing temperatures. In the meantime, the water hosing station on the SE corner of the building is insulated and operational throughout the winter.