Sun Peaks Utilities’ Application for change in Water Rates approved on April 7, 2014

The Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights has reached a decision regarding Sun Peaks Utilities’ application to revise water rates effective December 1, 2013.  A link to the April 7, 2014 decision and reasons and the Order 2389 are below.  A copy of the approved Water Tariff # 6 can be found under the ‘Water’ Tab and then under the Tariff and Rates’ tab shown to the left.

Water Rate Decision with Reasons dated April 7, 2014

Replacement Reserve Trust Fund Order 2389 dated April 7, 2014

2013 Annual Operating Reports now posted

Sun Peaks Utilities has submitted the Water Quality Annual Report for 2013 to Interior Health. A copy is posted under the ‘Water’ Tab and then click on the ‘Annual Report’ Tab. A copy of the report is also available for viewing at the Utilities’ offices at 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks during normal office hours.

The Municipal Wastewater Annual Report for 2013 has been submitted to the Ministry of the Environment.  A copy is posted under the ‘Wastewater’ Tab and the click on the ’Annual Report’ Tab.  A copy of the report is also available for viewing at the Utilities’ offices at 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks during normal office hours.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the information contained in these reports or any other matter concerning Sun Peaks Utilities’ operations, please contact us at 250-578-5490 or via email at

Gas Safety Advisory

With snow starting to fall, Sun Peaks Utilities would like to remind residences, businesses and property management companies to maintain access to their gas meters.
• In an emergency, response crews need clear access should they have to shut off the gas valve at the meter set.
• Accumulated snow may damage the meter or outlet piping and could trap gas that may flow into the building foundation.

Gas meters are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, but accumulated heavy or hard-packed snow and ice or icicles falling from eaves can be a safety hazard. A build-up of snow or ice on the meter and your piping can stress the piping and block the regulator vent, possibly resulting in a gas leak or abnormal gas pressure.

For your winter safety:
• Keep the gas meter clear of accumulated snow and ice
• Do not shovel snow on or against the gas meter
• Take care in using a snow blower or plow near the gas meter
• Never kick or hit the gas meter or its piping to break away built-up snow or ice
• Maintain gutters so that large icicles do not build up above and fall on the gas meter
• During periods of heavy snowfall, check that your chimneys and vents are not blocked by snow or ice. Blocked vents or chimneys can cause the products of combustion, which may contain carbon monoxide, to spill into the building.

For more information on propane gas safety, visit or call the Utility at 250-578-5490 (press 2).

If you do smell propane gas (rotten egg smell), please contact either the Utilities’ emergency on-call number at 250-319-0629 or 9-1-1.

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Please check the community announcements below for important updates on your essential services.

April 1, 2012 Sun Peaks Utilities has been successful in producing the first CompTainer of Class A Compost.  It still needs another 30 days of final curing.  We will have product available in June (see September Newsletter for update) for any member of the community that wants to pick up some compost for their property at Sun Peaks.  Please be aware that this compost is not screened and will contain pine wood chips.  It will need to be screened prior to be used for lawns, etc.  However, the compost will be great for general landscaping.  Please contact the Utilities offices at 250-578-5490 or click on the Composting tab to the left for more details.

Showerheads that work

Water Conservation Project - The Utility continues to look into ways to make Sun Peaks more water efficient without impacting our customers day to day experience. Over the past few years, we’ve heard from a number of our customers that the standard low flow shower heads installed don’t allow enough water through. This leaves people feeling they haven’t gotten all the soap out during their shower. We tested some of the standard shower heads and agreed with our customers. So we went on the hunt for showerheads that work and still save water. We found two showerheads that do give you a reasonably feeling shower and meet the standard of 1.5 USG per minute. One is made by Caroma and the other by Bri-cor through SSI.

Caroma ShowerHeadBri-CoreShowerHeadWhile the Caroma 1.5 gpm model (View Video) is good for all pressures, the Bri-core GT 1.5 gpm comes in three models that can be used where water pressure is 30, 50 or 70 psi ensuring the maximum flow. Both units work with a vacuum booster technology that compacts the water under pressure which sends water out of the showerhead 1.75 times harder than a standard shower increasing a flow impact as good as or better than most 2.5 gpm showers.

As none of the local distributors stock these, we’ve made arrangements to have a limited number available for sale through the Utility. Your cost for the Bri-Cor GT 1.5 gpm is $39 + applicable tax and the Caroma 1.5 gpm is $32 + applicable taxes. We have samples of the two showerheads at the Utility’s office for you to look at. Any showerheads purchased will be invoiced on your utility invoice.

View the Caroma brochure.

View the Bri-Cor brochure.

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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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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 Utilities Co. has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.