Power surge will be addressed

The municipality will hold a public information meeting to discuss the meter failures following a recent power surge.

The municipality will hold a public information meeting to discuss the meter failures following a recent power surge.

The meeting will be held at the Arena Banquet Room on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

Don Darling, director of works and utilities for the municipality, said the power surge early on Nov. 26 damaged 69 electrical meters and affected around 220 residences.

The incident occurred following a heavy snowfall.

Property owners whose meters were damaged in this incident must retain an electrician to perform a  megger test on their electrical system.

The test involves disconnecting all electrical and electronic items and then introducing 500 volts to the internal wiring to determine if there was damage.

The cost for this test is estimated at $600.

A 15-page report, prepared for the municipality by Primary Engineering and Construction of Kelowna, is available on the municipality’s website.

 

 

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