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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

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. 

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1 Trillion Gallons of Water

1 Trillion Gallons of Water

1 Trillion Gallons of Water.

Sometimes when we hear numbers that large, it's hard to really conceive of what they mean. How much water is 1 trillion gallons, really?
Well, 1 trillion gallons of water is:

  • the amount of water in about 40 million swimming pools. 
  • the amount of water in about 24 billion baths.
  • the amount of water in Florida's Lake Okeechobee (669 square miles).
  • the amount of water used in one year by 11 million homes.

AND . . . 

  • the amount of water wasted every year by household water leaks. Washington Post

That's really an astounding figure. Every year, enough water to serve 11 million homes is needlessly wasted. (EPA ) Down the drain. That leaky faucet or constantly-running toilet is more than just an annoyance; it is wasting water at an alarming rate. 

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