A water heat pump system has saved a pregnant women’s life.
Key points:The system was installed in March at the end of a two-year project to improve the quality of water for a local communityWater heat pumps are used in homes and businesses to heat water to ensure it’s safe for the baby.
The project is one of three on the National Electricity Market, and was a collaboration between local government and the Department of Health.
The woman was treated for hypothermia in hospital and was later discharged.
It is believed the water heat pumps installed by the Queensland Water Industry Authority (QWAIA) were in use during the two-week trial.
The Queensland Health Authority has been asked to conduct an independent review of the project.