Our Mission

At Ootischenia Improvement District, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

Bill Payment Options

Bill payments can be made at the District office at 123 Ootischenia Road or mailed to 123 Ootischenia Road, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L7

The District is also set up to receive e-transfer payments.

Conservation Tips

There are a number of easy ways to save water, and they all start with you. When you save water, you save money on your utility bills. Here are just a few ways... Learn more...

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Main Line Flushing April 17 - 30, 2017

March 23, 2017

In order to provide the community with safe potable water, the District will be doing a system flushing starting Monday April 17, 2017 through to Sunday April 30, 2017.  There will be chlorine in your water and pressure fluctuations.  This procedure is in accordance with the Ministry of Health Guideliness.

You may experience a strong chlorine odor and taste in your water. After flushing is completed and you still experience a chlorine taste in your water, let the water run until the odor and taste of chlorine is gone.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

hydrant flushing

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Are you drinking enough Water this Winter?

Are you drinking enough Water this Winter?

February 01, 2018

Chapped lips? Dry skin? Headaches? Nosebleeds? Dry cough? Fatigue?

These are all signs that you might not be getting enough water this winter. In the summer, when you’re hot and sweaty, your body keeps reminding you that you’re thirsty and NEED water. But in the winter, when you’re cold and shivering, it’s all-too-easy to neglect hydration. Your body doesn’t feel as thirsty, and it’s much harder to recognize that you haven’t been drinking much water. That’s why you have to consciously remember to drink enough water in the winter, when the air is dry and the heater is working overtime. 

 

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