UPDATE: Water interruption for residents of Sunburst Subdivision

 | May 16, 2011

Issued at 3:30 pm on Monday, May 16, 2011

Sun Peaks Utilities has experienced a water main leak in the piping that services the Sunburst Subdivision and have now located what they believe is the leak site.  Sun Peaks Utilities have revised their initial statement from yesterday of when water service will be interrupted.  Water service will now be unavailable for the Sunburst Subdivision starting from approximately 7 a.m. on Tues., May 17, 2011 until the repair is completed (see map below of affected area).  Work is scheduled to be complete by 6 p.m. Tuesday but may be delayed if difficulties are encountered in the field. No other areas of the Sun Peaks Community are affected by these repairs.

This interruption in water service is necessary to allow Sun Peaks Utilities to repair its water distribution pipe that provides water to the Sunburst Subdivision.

In order to minimize inconvenience during this repair, Sun Peaks Utilities is advising residents in the Sunburst Subdivision at Sun Peaks to collect sufficient water to meet their needs for the duration of the repairs, before service is interrupted.

Sun Peaks Utilities has set up a temporary source of water at the Village Day Lodge that can be used to fill water containers. This water is available on Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Utility staff have a limited emergency supply of bottled water for the residences of Sunburst. Residents are advised to phone 250-319-0638 in the event of an emergency.

In addition, bottled water can be purchased at Bluebird Market (250-578-2414) located in the Delta Residences during the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Café Soleil in the Village Day Lodge also has a limited supply for purchase from 6.30 am to 2 p.m.

Sun Peaks Utilities will continue to provide information as it becomes available, and will provide notice to residents as soon as the repairs are completed.  Updates will be available on the Utilities’ website at

Once the repairs are completed, the Utility staff will be flushing the water main to clear any naturally occurring mineral deposits.  There may be some initial cloudiness in the water due to this flushing.  Allow your cold water tap to run until clear.  The water is considered safe to drink.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please call Sun Peaks Utilities at 250-578-5490 Monday to Friday or in an emergency, the on-call technician can be reached at 250-319-0629.