With some residents expected to be without power for up to 24 hours, according to the BC Hydro outage map, the Town of Golden and the Golden and Area A Emergency Management Coordinator will be opening a reception center in Council Chambers at Town Hall (810 9th Ave S) for those that may need access to power, water or heat.
If you plan to come to Town Hall, please use the entrance to Council Chambers located adjacent to Park Drive (across from Element Therapeutics). COVID-19 protocols will be in place and masks will be required.
Please note that the Arena and the Mount 7 Rec Plex are both closed due to the power outage.
Prevent frozen pipes
There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent your pipes from freezing during a winter power outage:
- If your home or business have had previous issues with pipes freezing, leave taps dripping and flush toilets hourly until heat is restored.
- If your home or business are without a heat source and indoor temperatures are expected to drop below 0C, leave taps dripping and flush toilets hourly until heat is restored.
- Keep garage doors closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.
Signs of frozen pipes:
- No water or very little water coming out of your faucets. Check all faucets in the home.
- Frost on your internal pipes. If you have a large amount of frost on your main shut off valve or internal pipes you may have frozen pipes.
- Flooding. Frozen water can cause pipes to burst and cause flooding within your home.
What to do if you have frozen pipes:
Call a plumber! If your house or basement is flooding, turn off the main shut-off valve, or if you believe your pipes have frozen, call a plumber immediately.
If you know that your home doesn’t have a main shut-off inside or one that doesn’t operate, call the Town of Golden at 250-344-2271 to report the issue.