As a result of the pipeline rupture last month, FortisBC is forecasting a shortfall of natural gas through the winter. With a reduced supply of natural gas available, customers across the province are being asked to continue to conserve energy.
Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District will turn down thermostats to 18°C in all secondary schools (starting in the morning) and elementary schools (starting in the afternoon) in order to further reduce natural gas usage. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately to stay warm and comfortable.
Temperatures will remain at 18°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted. Updates will be posted to the district website and sent through the parent portal as they become available.