With the past BC Hydro outages, a number of people used their propane fireplaces to keep warm.  This means that any combustion byproducts like carbon monoxide (CO) had to vent without a fan to drive the gases out.  Since most Smoke Alarms and some CO Detectors are hard wired in, you should check that they also have a battery back up so you would be warned of smoke, fire or carbon monoxide gases during a power outage.

Remember, it is important to change your Smoke Alarm/CO Detector every 10 years and replace the battery in each unit each fall.  New and replacement units are available at most hardware and building supply stores. If you have any questions, please contact Martin McQuade, Prevention Officer with Sun Peaks Fire Rescue at 250-578-8985.  You can also click on the Questions ??? & Safety Information Tab on the menu (top or left side of this website.

Remember, if either unit goes off, please leave your home immediately and call for help outside by dialing 9-1-1 or the Utilities’ emergency number at 250-319-0629.

Gas Commodity Rate Increase Application approved

On December 3, 2019, on behalf of Resort Gas Ltd. (Resort Gas), Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) filed with  the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) a Gas Cost Reconciliation Account (GCRA) report, which includes actual and projected GCRA balances (GCRA Report), and requested a increase of $0.78 per gigajoule (GJ) in the Total Gas Commodity Charge from $13.521/GJ to $14.301/GJ for each rate group (Residential, Small Commercial, and Large Commercial), effective January 1, 2020

Effective December 19, 2019 under Order Number G-338.19. the commodity rates are set as follows for each rate group (Residential, Small Commercial, and Large Commercial), effective July 1, 2019:

Gas Commodity Charges Rate (per GJ)
Gas Commodity Charge – Propane $13.353
Gas Commodity Charge – Storage $1.554
Gas Commodity Charge – GCRA ($0.606)
Total Gas Commodity Charge $14.301

For more details, please click on the Gas Tab and then on the Rates Tab or review your monthly utility newsletter for December 2019 or January 2020.

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.

Welcome To Sun Peaks Municipality – Utilities Group

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 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 250-2020 (during office hours) 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 over 12,000 residents and visitors. The Water and Wastewater utility rates are set by the Municipal Council as set out in the related bylaws.  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, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed holidays)

For billing inquiries including applying for service,

contact finance@sunpeaksmunicipality.ca 

For all other inquiries, contact info@sunpeaksutilities.com

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

Disclaimer – This information is provided as a public service by Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality located at 106 – 3270 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, CANADA.  This website and all of the information it contains are provided without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchant ability, 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 Mountain Resort Municipality has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.