Water Service Work Completed – Burfield Drive Only – Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Update Posted May 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Great news!  The water is back on and no boil water advisor is required.   Thank you for your understanding during this water system upgrade.

Update Posted May 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

We are sorry to let you know that the Plumbers have run into some issues with the age of the pipes in the ground at 1305/1307 Burfield Drive.  This repair/replacement is taking longer than expected.   We will stay on site until water is restored, but as of now, we are not sure when water service will be restored.   We will keep you posted on this site as well as via Facebook.

If the matter is urgent, please contact the Municipal Offices at 250-578-2020 or after hours at 250-319-0629.

Posted May 25, 2018 – WATER MAIN PLANNED SHUT DOWN – 12 Pm to Approx 4 pmTUESDAY, May 29, 2018

Crews will be shutting down part of the Burfield Water Main from the corner of Fairways Drive & Burfield Drive to 1358/1360 & 1325/1327 Burfield Drive (to facilitate upgrading the water service for 1305/1307 Burfield) starting around noon for approximately 4 hours. See map for the properties impacted by this water shut off due to how water is fed.  Please note if the main line water valve does not hold, additional properties may be impacted as shown in the map.

Area of Service Interuption

Crews will try and have the water turned on as soon as possible.   Please note that during this period, you will not have any water.

Take some time to store enough water in your fridge for dinking and cooking. A number of 20 Litre Buckets will be available to store some water for toilet flushing.  Once water is restored, you may wish to turn on a tap for a few minutes to get any air out of your water pipes.

Please note, the work may require the water main to be depressurized and to err on the side of caution, a precautionary Boil Water Advisory may be issued.  

Operator – EOCP Level II Job Posting – 2 Openings – Close May 31, 2018

Opening for Operator II (Water/Wastewater)

The mountain resort community of Sun Peaks, British Columbia attracts thousands of visitors annually to our world-class destination resort located a 45 minute drive north-east of Kamloops, BC.   To meet the demands of our fast paced growth, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality has an opening for another qualified operator bringing our team to 7 operators.

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality operates a Level II water treatment and water distribution system and Level I wastewater collection and Level III wastewater treatment system for the resort community. Our three Water treatment plants are supplied by deep water wells and utilize high pressure green sand filters to remove some mineralization prior to distributing the potable water throughout the resort. We are looking for a high energy individual excited about becoming a key member of our team; a team that is dedicated to providing quality local government services in an efficient, effective and friendly manner.  This position reports to the Director, Public Works Services / Chief Operator and is responsible for operating and maintaining the water and wastewater systems.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Progressive experience (minimum three years) maintaining water and wastewater utilities, preferably in a local government setting;
  • EOCP Class II or higher Water Treatment and Water Distribution Operator Certificates;
  • EOCP Class II or higher Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificates;
  • Valid British Columbia Driver’s License;
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water and sewer systems and applicable government regulations;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Experience with driving backhoe, skid steer and loader equipment would be preferred;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SCADA monitoring systems; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with contractors, developers, applicable regulating agencies, staff, and the general public.

Applicants with other certifications or equipment operational skills may also be considered.

The SPMRM offers a great work environment and an attractive total compensation package, which includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a modified work week and learning opportunities.  This is a permanent, full-time (40 hours per week) position with a starting hourly rate of $27.80 increasing to $35.30 based on certification held. Additional certification opportunities are available upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

If you are interested in joining an organization with a reputation of being a great place to work, and you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to submit a resume and cover letter, with references, no later than 4:30pm, Friday May 31, 2018. Or visit our website at www.sunpeaksutilities.com for more information. If you are interested in joining our growing team, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources – Utility Division

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality

106 – 3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC, V5E 5N0

By fax: 250-578-2023 or by email: info@sunpeaksutilities.com

Please note that candidates who do not necessarily meet all the listed requirements for this position may also be considered for this position. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Sun Peaks Utilities is now a Division of the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality

On March 1, 2018, Sun Peaks Utilities officially joined the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality and formed the Utility Division.

It will take some time to change all our documents to changed over.   However, in the meantime, the Water Tariff was replaced with the Water Services & Rates By-Law # 0110.  The Wastewater Tariff was replaced Wastewater Services and Rates By-Law #0111 on February 28, 2018 as adopted by the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality council.   For a copy of either By-Law, please visit www.sunpeaksmunicipality.ca under “Adopted Bylaws”

Please note that that Administrative Offices are now located in Municipality’s Offices located at 106-3270 Village Way Sun Peaks, BC, V0E 5N0 (Kookaburra Lodge).

Our new phone numbers are 250-578-2020 and the facsimile number is 250-578-2023.

Our emails remain the same at info@sunpeaksutilities.com

Please contact us if you have any question or would like further information.

Sun Peaks Municipal Wastewater 2017 Report now available

Sun Peaks Utilities is required to submit an annual report to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy on the performance of the wastewater treatment and discharge facility at Sun Peaks.   If you would like to review this report or past reports, please click on the Wastewater tab and then on the Annual Report tab and then click on the report’s link you would like to read.

Sun Peaks Utilities’ Offices have moved

Effective January 15, 2018 – Sun Peaks Utilities’ Administrative Offices have moved into the Municipality’s Offices located at 106-3270 Village Way Sun Peaks, BC, V0E 5N0 (Kookaburra Lodge)

Our new phone numbers are 250-578-2020 and the facsimile number is 250-578-2023.

Our emails remain the same at info@sunpeaksutilities.com

Update on the transfer of Sun Peaks Utilities’ Ownership to Sun Peaks Municipality and Transfer of the Gas Utility to Resort Gas Ltd.

The Alternative Approval Process review period has concluded and the Sun Peaks Municipality (SPMRM) has passed the required bylaw(s) and sent them to the Provincial Ministry for approval. While the SPMRM awaits final approval of the Province, planning is proceeding to finalize the purchase of Sun Peaks Utilities Co. Ltd by SPMRM.

Prior to the purchase by SPMRM of ownership of the water and sewer utility, it is proposed to transfer the gas utility to a newly incorporated wholly owned subsidiary of SPR LLP, called Resort Gas Utility.   In order for these transactions to occur, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) requires that Sun Peaks Utilities’ gas customers be notified of the proposed changes in ownership of the gas utility and be granted an opportunity to comment.   This approval has now been received from the BCUC.

A copy of the BCUC decision, the original application and various submissions are posted under ‘Gas Tariff and Rate Applications / Decisions’ tab on our website at www.sunpeaksutilities.com.

The process to move Sun Peaks Utilities to the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality continues and we will post updates as they become available.

Welcome To Sun Peaks Utilities

Please check the community announcements below for important updates on your essential services.

Winter Safety Reminder: The winter season is in full swing and we would like to remind you and your guests to keep Gas Winter Safety in mindSnow and Ice build-up can keep your gas meter set from working properly, so remember to keep your meter free of both.  Please ensure that snow is not shoveled or piled on the meter sets when clearing decks, walkways and driveways.

Why is it so important to keep your meter clear? – Accumulated snow places stress on your meter piping – damage to the piping can cause a gas leak. Blocked vents in your Gas Meter Set may result in abnormal pressure, affect appliance operation, and interrupt service. A cover such as a single full sheet of plywood placed at a 45o angle over the meter set can deflect snow and ice while still allowing access to the meter.  This simple precaution may prevent a hazardous situation.

Keeping your meter clear permits easy access and enables quick and accurate readings.  Knowing that we read meters the last week of each month will make it easy for you to plan to double check and clear any obstructions.  We appreciate your help to keep the route to the meter set clear and safe for our meter readers.

If you are not sure on how to safely clear your meter, please contact the Utility at 250-578-5490 or 250-319-0629 and we would be pleased to advise you at no charge.  If necessary, Sun Peaks Utilities will clear meters of ice, snow or other materials.  The Gas Tariff’s Terms and Conditions do allow a charge for this work to be added to your monthly Utility bill.  The charge for the first time this work is required during a one-year period is $50 and each additional time is $100.

Remember that gas is a safe commodity if treated properly.  If you do smell gas (rotten egg smell) in your home, please leave and call 250-319-0629 or 9-1-1 as soon as it is safe to do so.

Fire Hydrant Reminder – In the winter, the Utility arranges to have snow cleared around hydrants.  The Utility also requests that you do not fill in this cleared area with snow moved from your driveway or other areas on your property.   A one meter clearance around the hydrant allows firefighters the room they need to work.

Please note you may not park within 6 meters of a fire hydrant under the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality, Bylaw 0009, Section 3 (1) which states a person must not park any vehicle (a.) within six (6) m of a fire hydrant, measured from a point in the curb (or where there is not curb, the edge of the roadway) which is closest to the fire hydrant.

If you have any questions or concerns about a fire hydrant located near your property, please contact the Utility at 250-578-5490 (press 1) or the Sun Peaks Fire Department at 250-578-8985.

Sun Peaks Utilities Co. provides water, sewer and gas service to the community of Sun Peaks Resort, B.C. The resort covers an approximate 200 hectare area 45 minutes drive north of Kamloops, east of Barrier and west of Chase.

The Utility services a population base of up to 10,000 residents and visitors. The Water and Gas Utilities’ rates are regulated by the Comptroller of Water Rights and the BC Utilities Commission respectively. While the Wastewater (sewer) Utility’s rates are not regulated, the Utility follows the same rules as the Water Utility’s regulator.

For more information on the specific utility, please click on the appropriate headings shown to the left of this screen or contact the office at 250-578-5490 or contactinfo@sunpeaksutilities.com

Important Reference Documents

Emergency Supplies Checklist

Sun Peaks Emergency & General Contact Numbers

Sun Peaks Developers Package
(Good for builders, developers & Homeowners)

Wiring Your New Home Guide

What can I pour down the drain at home?

Carbon Monoxide Awarenewss

British Columbia Carbon Tax

Disclaimer – This information is provided as a public service by Sun Peaks Utilities Co., Ltd. 106 – 3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, CANADA.  This website and all of the information it contains are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed.

Limitation of Liabilities – Under no circumstances will Sun Peaks Utilities Co. be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this website or any other website to which this site is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if Sun Peaks Utilities Co. has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.