Report of the City Surveyor.
The Committee received a report of the City Surveyor bringing Members up to date with recent developments on Smithfield Market’s condenser water cooling system.
A Member raised the question of testing the pumps on full power. The City Surveyor confirmed that the size of the pumps was limited by existing pipework and the need to avoid over-pressurising the system, possibly causing leaks or fractures. The future replacement of pipework would alleviate these issues. This is under consideration, and it was noted would be subject to the Gateway process.
The issue of dirt contamination in the system was also raised by Members, with it noted that this issue was recognised by officers and that investigations were continuing to determine the cause and address issues.