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.