Calgary to buy more ice for homes and businesses
Calgary will buy ice at a cost of $100 million over three years, with a $10 million deposit, to make up for a shortage of ice at homes and business offices, the city said Wednesday.
Calgary Hydro will also buy 10 million litres of chilled water for use at homes for the first time.
The city will also use $100,000 of its Hydro-Centre Plus debt to purchase more ice from the Alberta Utilities Commission.
The $100-million deal comes after Calgary Hydro reported an ice shortage last year.
The city is also buying $200,000 worth of water for a new community centre at the University of Calgary.
“It’s the most efficient way of getting more ice into our community,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
With files from The Canadian Press