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Oct 10, 2021

Notice of Upcoming Community Wide Power Outages

Over the next two weeks, FortisBC will be upgrading their transmission system that provides power to Summerland and two scheduled community wide power outages will occur as follows:

  • Friday October 15th, 2021 from 10:00pm to 4:00am (6-hour duration); and
  • Friday October 22nd, 2021 from 10:00pm to 2:00am (4-hour duration).

Residents should be aware that power outages will cause interruptions to some water services and streetlights during this time.

Good Practice to GETPREPARED

Planned outages like this are a good reminder for Summerlanders to increase their preparedness for extended power and water outages. Unplanned power outages can happen anytime. During a power outage, you may be left without heating/air conditioning, lighting, hot water, or even running water. You may also be left without phone or internet service. In order to maintain a resilient community, residents should take the time to prepare in advance. You and your family should be prepared to cope on your own during a power outage for at least 3 days. Visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for good resources.