Community Boathouse Gets Efficiency Upgrade Posted on May 10, 2016 by dwood The Community Boathouse is getting ready to open for the season and we wanted to take a moment to recognize Todd Greenough and the buildings crew for solving a very difficult issue regarding the utilities at the Boathouse. Last summer we had the problem of losing power at the Boathouse due to the significant draw of electricity from the concession area, which has grown over the years. To solve the problem, we’ve replaced inefficient electric water heaters with two 95% efficient gas water heaters. There was additional treatment work done to the bilge in the area of the water heater installation as well. After completion, BED will be issuing a rebate to the department, but most of our savings should be shown in lower electric utilities at the Boathouse this summer!