Coronation Park water play area (FOI)
Coronation Park water play area (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 August 2023.
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Please advise when was the Water Play Area at Coronation Park first opened and how much was spent on it?
How many days since then has it been closed? Please provide a breakdown of the reasons why it was closed.
Please advise how much has been spent since it opened on repairs and work to reopen it?
What is the long-term plan to improve the site?
The Waterplay facility first opened on 18 June 2022 at a total cost of £1.29m, of which £0.75m was funded by the Fiscal Stimulus fund.
In 2022 the facility was closed for six days out of the season of 104; the reasons for these six days were:
- 2 days due to fault with the UV treatment system
- 2 days due to lack of chemical availability due to Ukraine conflict
- 2 days due to replacement of main pumps
In 2023 the facility has been closed for 8 days since re-opening to the date of the request:
- 2 days Short-notice staff availability to run the facility
- 2 days Lack of chemicals used for water treatment
- 4 days Disinfection and cleaning to aid the treatment process
£19,940 has been spent on remedial works to the facility since it opened to the date of the request. This work included a replacement UV power supply, replacement features activation sensor and revisions to the power supply cabling and duct routing to the main pumps.
A significant amount of work has already been undertaken during the winter shutdown to improve cable layouts, electrical and drainage connections and trace and correct faults experienced during the first few months of running the facility. Snagging work has also been undertaken by the supplier to correct certain defects. Additionally, work has recently been undertaken to improve the plant room air flow which should improve equipment reliability.
There is no formal long-term plan documented at this point, however, works scheduled for the near future include a deep clean to improve the treatment process and installation of increased chemical storage facilities as the local supply chain has been impacted by worldwide shortages of chemicals. Routine Preventative Maintenance schedules are being updated in preparation for the implementation of the new corporate Asset Management system and the stockholding of critical spares is also being enhanced due to the long lead time of some components.