Application to the BCUC to approve Gas Commodity Increase – effective Dec 1, 2017

Due to the rising prices of propane, Sun Peaks Utilities on behalf of Resort Gas Ltd. has filled an application with the BCUC to approve a Gas Commodity increase of 7.2% or $0.9932 per Gigajoule.   The Utility did pre-purchase a 1,000,000 liters of fuel that will be delivered over the winter season that helped keep this increase low.   To view the full application, please click on the ‘Gas’ Tab and then on the ‘Gas Tariff and Rate Applications / Decisions’ tab.

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.

Annual Propane Plant Emergency Response Drill – Now Oct 18, 2017

Due to the wild fires and its impact on some of our partners, we have elected to delay this exercise to October 18, 2017.  More information will be posted closer to the date.

CANCELLED – On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, FortisBC will be conducting an emergency training exercise with Sun Peaks Utilities, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality, Sun Peaks Fire and Rescue, RCMP, & Superior Gas.

  • The exercise will involve a simulated emergency and no significant interruptions to residents and the public are expected.
  • Residents may see fire trucks, ambulance, and police vehicles at or around the Sun Peaks’ Propane Plant on Industrial Way. Signs will be posted indicating that this emergency training exercise is in progress.
  • This exercise is important to test emergency response procedures at the Propane Gas Storage Facility in the event they are required to protect public safety and property.
  • Please obey all signage, emergency personnel and slow down as you travel past the gas plant to the TNRD Waste Transfer Site.

For more information about this exercise, call us at the Utilities office at 250-578-5490 and press 1 or via email at info@sunpeaksutilities.com.

THANK YOU! – We would like to thank all the volunteers who are attending this exercise including those that will be manning the Municipality’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).   The more we practice, the better we will all be, if there is an emergency. 

If you would like to learn more or volunteer in the future, please contact the Sun Peaks Municipality at 250-578-2020 for more information.

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

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