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 mind. Snow 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 staff arranges to have snow cleared around hydrants. The Municipality and Fire Department 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 Municipality’s Utility Division provides water, sewer and gas service to the community of Sun Peaks, B.C. The resort covers an approximate 200 hectare area 45 minutes drive north of Kamloops, east of Barrier and west of Chase.
The Municipality services a population base of up to 10,000 residents and visitors. The Water and Wastewater utility rates are set by the Municipal Council as set out in the related bylaw. The Gas utility rates are regulated by the BC Utilities Commission.
For more information on the specific utility, please click on the appropriate headings shown to the left of this screen or contact the municipal office at 250-578-2020 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Reference Documents
Emergency Supplies Checklist
Sun Peaks Emergency & General Contact Numbers
Developers Information Package – 2019
(Good for builders, developers & Homeowners)
Wiring Your New Home Guide
What can I pour down the drain at home?
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
British Columbia Carbon Tax
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