On May 14, the Utility discovered a water leak on the main water line servicing the Sunburst Subdivision. The exact location of the water leak was determined on May 18, and on May 19, water supply was interrupted to the Sunburst Subdivision to repair the leak.
After completing the repairs, the Utility staff flushed the water main with higher than normal levels of chlorine to ensure the water line was adequately disinfected. Samples of the water were taken and tested to ensure the water is considered safe for consumption.
This flushing process may have stirred up some naturally occurring mineral deposits which makes the water cloudy. Residents may also notice air in water plumbing pipes. If this is the case, please turn your cold water tap on slowly until any air is expelled and the water runs clear in order to flush any of these deposits and expel any air from the water line.
Residents are also advised to wait a day before doing any laundry to reduce the possibility of iron/manganese staining. These mineral deposits are a natural product of our groundwater and the water is considered safe to drink.
The Utility will complete restoration of the road as soon possible, as weather permits.
Sun Peaks Utilities will continue to keep residents and guests informed of the ongoing status of the community drinking water system through the Utility’s newsletters and water quality testing information listed on their website at www.sunpeaksutilities.com.
If you have any questions or require additional information, contact the Utility’s office at 250-578-5490 from Monday to Friday or by e-mail at [email protected] In an emergency, the on-call technician can be reached at 250-319-0629.