June 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – Hydrant moved, Zone 1 Only Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued

June 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – Crews have now completed the required work to move/replace the fire hydrant and water service has now been restored.   As this construction work did require de-pressurizing the Burfield water main, Interior Health’s protocol when a water main is emptied and to protect public health, is to require the Utility to issue a Precautionary “Boil Water Advisory’ for Pressure Zone 1 only.   Click on Water Boil Water Area Zone 1 Map for properties impacted by this ‘boil water advisory.’

With water now being restored, you may want to turn on a tap for a few minutes to get any air out of your water pipes. Under the ‘boil water advisory, you should boil any water for drinking for a minimum of 2 to 5 minutes.   Then placed the water in the fridge to cool until needed.

You may also notice a slightly stronger chlorine smell as the Utility has boosted chlorine levels to help with the disinfection process. To get rid of the chlorine smell, you can use a few drops of lemon or lime juice or fill a pitcher and let it still in your refrigerator for 24 hours.

Process to Restore Normal Service – The Utility will be taking water samples on Wednesday and Thursday. If both samples prove negative for bacteria, it is expected that Interior Health will lift the boil water advisory on Friday, June 30th.   Updated notices will be posted on the street information signs and on the Utility’s website at www.sunpeaksutilities.com. You may also contact the office at 250-578-5490 (press 1) for more information and updates.

We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience while we complete this project.

Update – June 26, 2017 – Burfield Dr. Fire Hydrant Change Out now Tuesday

June 26, 2017 Update – Due to construction issues, the hydrant move has been delayed until 9 am on June 27, 2017

Our contractor, Powder Ventures will be performing this work on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.   Crews will be shutting down the Water Main from the corner of Fairways Drive & Burfield Drive to 1360/1358 & 1367/1365 Burfield Drive (to facilitate moving a fire hydrant & a water curb stop repair) starting around 9 am for approximately 4 hours. A map is attached highlighting the impacted properties.

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.  Please take some time to store some water in your fridge. 20 Litre Buckets available to store some water for toilet flushing.  (By the ‘Info’ Street Signs)

We will keep you updated via posts to this website, www.sunpeaksutilities.com, notices hand delivered and road signs updating you.   If you have any questions, please contact the Utility’s offices at 250-578-5490 (press 1) or email us at info@sunpeaksutilities.com.

Burfield Drive Fire Hydrant Change Out – June 26, 2017

June 22, 2017 Update – We have approval and a construction permit from Interior Health to complete the move the existing hydrant (currently in the middle of a future driveway) and replace all the old valves and piping.

Our contractor, Powder Ventures will be performing this work on Monday, June 26, 2017.   Crews will be shutting down the Water Main from the corner of Fairways Drive & Burfield Drive to 1360/1358 & 1367/1365 Burfield Drive (to facilitate moving a fire hydrant & a water curb stop repair) starting around 10 am for approximately 4 hours. A map is attached highlighting the impacted properties.

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.  Please take some time to store some water in your fridge. 20 Litre Buckets available to store some water for toilet flushing.  (By the ‘Info’ Street Signs)

We will keep you updated via posts to this website, www.sunpeaksutilities.com, notices hand delivered and road signs updating you.   If you have any questions, please contact the Utility’s offices at 250-578-5490 (press 1) or email us at info@sunpeaksutilities.com.

Burfield Drive Fire Hydrant Change Out

June 14, 2017 – For those of you who live or visit Burfield Drive at Sun Peaks may have noticed an excavation on the side of the road.   This is to allow the Utility to move the existing hydrant (currently in the middle of a future driveway) and replace all the old valves and piping.  We are currently waiting for approval and a construction permit to be issued by Interior Health to complete the work.   We hope to have this permit issued and have the work completed shortly.

We will keep you updated via posts to this website, notices hand delivered and road signs updating you.   If you have any questions, please contact the Utility’s offices at 250-578-5490 (press 1) or email us at info@sunpeaksutilities.com.

Gas Commodity Rate Change Approved

On June 15, 2017, the BC Utilities Commission approved Sun Peaks Utilities’ application to change the Gas Commodity Rates.   This application allowed for an increase in the Total Gas Commodity Charge from $9.6750 to $13.8474 per gigajoule.  This change will be effective June 1st and will appear on your July invoices.   The average annual change for residential townhome customers is 17% and 27.8% for single family homes.  For more details, please click on the ‘Gas’ Tab and follow the links to ‘Gas Tariff & Rate Applications’ Tab.   Or contact the Utility’s office at 250-578-5490 (press 1) or email us at info@sunpeaksutilities.com.

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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