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megimoo
01-25-2011, 08:35 AM
A cash-strapped council has revealed plans to heat a swimming pool using furnaces at a nearby crematorium.

Town hall chiefs want to use excess heat generated by the incinerator to warm the water for swimmers - and save 14,500-a-year on heating bills. If approved, Redditch Borough Council will be the first authority in the country to use a crematorium to heat a swimming pool.

The council has outlined plans to heat Abbey Stadium Sports Centre from the cremators at neighbouring Borough Of Redditch Cemeteries & Crematorium.Currently, heat from the incinerators - which reach 800 degrees C (1,472F) - is lost into the atmosphere.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8279648/Crematorium-heats-swimming-pool.html

noonwitch
01-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Is it just me, or does this sound like something that was first tried in Nazi Germany?