Work to stop groundwater leaks in manholes – starts May 13th

The Utility have been scrambling trying to identify all the sewer manholes that are contributing to high flows at the wastewater treatment plant.   SPUCL has identified a number of manholes that are contributing a significant amount of water to the wastewater treatment plant and spring melt in the resort is just starting.

The leaks are due mainly to the freeze/thaw cycle, we experience at Sun Peaks during the winter as well as the traditional way these manholes have been installed.  Over the past few years, SPUCL has mandated that all new manholes must be wrapped with a water proof membrane on the outside of the barrels and this has proved very successful in stopping an infiltration.

SPUCL has hired Northern Lites to start work this weekend on the worst 4 manholes (a number of manholes are still covered with snow so we will have to have Northern Lites back again).   The first ones the crews will be working on is the west end of Fairways Drive and then in the Cottages.

Please take extra care and slow down when driving by the crews.   If you have any questions about this work, please contact the office at 250-5785490 (press 1) during the week or 250-319-0629 on the weekend.  For more information on the work, click here.  

Sun Peaks Utilities applies to change Gas Commodity Rate

Sun Peaks Utilities Co., Ltd. (SPUCL) was directed by the BCUC via letter (L-30-16) dated December 15, 2016 to provide by April 15, 2017, a report on the Gas Cost Reconciliation Account balance, an updated forecast of propane prices going forward and if necessary, proposed changes to commodity rates effective May 1, 2017.

Due to the high usage this past winter and wanting to have more accurate consumption details, SPUCL asked for and was granted an extension to May 15, 2017 to propose changes to the Gas Commodity Rates to be effective June 1. 2017.

To review the full Gas Commodity Rate Application, please visit the ‘Gas Tariff and Rate Applications / Decisions’ page under the ‘Gas Tab’

How have gas rates changed at Sun Peaks?

Gas costs are outside of the control of SPUCL and are passed on to our gas customers at the same costs as SPUCL pays without markup. Gas prices have fluctuated significantly over the last 10 years from a high of $25.64 per Gj in 2012 to a low of $12.49 per Gj in starting 2016.  The following is a graph of gas rates over the past 10 years starting June 2007 to present (June 2017).

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

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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