Water

System Overview

Water System Overview Sun Peaks’ potable water system is sourced from 5 deep wells located throughout the valley.  Unlike surface sources, the ground provides additional filtration so the chance of contamination is minimal.  Our three potable water reservoirs have a storage capacity of 2,650 cubic meters (7,000,000 US gallons).  The Utility currently maintains 5 pressure zones …

Water Quality: Chlorine Taste & Odour

Sun Peaks Utilities’ staff monitor the water quality daily to ensure that the water arriving at your tap is both potable (safe to drink) and palatable (pleasing to drink).  Over the years, we have received a number of questions on the level of chlorine put into the system.  To answer these questions, please review the …

Annual Reports

Safe drinking water is important to residents and guests at Sun Peaks. One of the objectives of Sun Peaks Utilities is to ensure continuous improvements in the water quality at Sun Peaks for all uses. The Drinking Water Quality Program’s goal is to provide safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water to all people who rely …

Water Services Bylaw (& original Water Tariffs)

The Utility’s Water Tariff has been replaced with Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality Water Service Bylaw on Feb 28, 2018 .  Please visit www.sunpeaksmuniciality.ca for the official and latest version of the Bylaw. Water Tariff 6 – Effective December 1, 2013 – Approved April 7, 2014 – Replaced Feb 28, 2018 Water Tariff 5 – Effective Dec. …

Water Treatment

Water quality tests are done at Sun Peaks to ensure safe drinking water standards for all residents.The Utility has three treatment plants all using high pressure sand filtration to remove high levels of iron and manganese found in ground water at Sun Peaks.High levels of these minerals cause bad tasting drinking water, stains on laundry, …

Conservation & Water Meter Information

Water is a precious commodity and we owe it to ourselves to use this resource wisely and to minimize waste. Sun Peaks Resort has committed itself to be a water smart community by regulating landscaping and water consumption. Tips for Saving Water Indoors Install water saving shower heads Take the 5-minute shower challenge Don’t run …

Rate Applications

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 …

Regulations

Regulations are rules of conduct which the minister is empowered to make to facilitate the carrying out of an Act of Parliament. Regulations exist under both provincial and federal water-related legislation Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy  deals with water regulations for the Province of BC. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water  Ideally, polluting contaminants should be prevented from entering …

FAQ

1. What is a water well? A well is an artificial opening in the ground made for the purposes of extracting and using water stored naturally below ground level.  There are generally three types of water wells: dug wells, drilled wells and driven sand point wells.  Sun Peaks has drilled wells with casings and protection …

Fire Dept Use of Hydrant Application