Late Saturday afternoon, Sept 19, 2015, the Utility received the results of the water quality samples that were taken. All samples taken tested negative for bacteria. Therefore, the precautionary Water Advisory is now cancelled.
The water throughout the resort is safe to drink
Field staff will be doing some further flushing of the remaining iron and manganese that was stirred up in the water lines due to the fast flowing water released during the pipe break last Tuesday. If you do see some discoloured water coming from your taps, it is due to the minerals that are naturally found in the water at Sun Peaks. If you have any questions regarding this incident or any other utility related matter, please contact the office at 250-578-5490 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for your understanding while we repair the damage that occurred during the water break.
On Tuesday, Sept 15th, 2015 at 3:17 am, a six (6) inch water pipe in the Fairways Water Treatment Plant failed. In responding to this break and to protect the Sun Peaks Water Distribution, staff were required to shut off the water to the Cottages/Cabins Complex including 2468, 2466 and 2464 Fairways Drive.
While we trouble shot the issue and found a work around to provide water to the area mentioned above until full repairs can be made we did have to make the decision to shut the water distribution to this area off. During this period, the Cottages/Cabins water mains were partially emptied. This means as a precautionary measure and with the recommendation of Interior Health’s Drinking Water Officer, we had to place the Cottage/Cabins Complex on a Precautionary ‘Boil Water Advisory, once service was restored.
Water Samples have been taken Wednesday morning and are being tested using a Colilert Present/Absent method as well as being sent away to Caro Laboratory. The Colilert will give us an indication if the water quality was impacted by any pathogens within 24 hours. The official laboratory samples will be up to 3 days for results. Caro will contact the Utility on Saturday with the results. Once a positive report from Caro is received, we will advise the residences of the Cottages/Cabins properties as well as the owners of 2468, 2466 and 2454 Fairways.
We will keep everyone posted on the water quality test results as soon as they are available and when we can remove the Advisory. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Utilities at email@example.com or call the Utilities’ office at 250-578-5490.
For further details, please see the notice issued Sept 15, 2015 under ‘Newsletters and Public Meeting Notes’ and then under the ‘Newsletters 2015′ Tabs. Thank you for your understanding while we work through this repair.