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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.

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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.

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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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'tis the season

'tis the season

It IS the season. For sharing. For caring. For giving — of your time, your resources, your abilities. For sharing your table with family, friends, neighbors. This holiday season, as we reflect on the gifts we’ve been given, may we be eager to give, and eager to bestow acts of kindness on our loved ones, or even on strangers in need.

Ruth Ebenstein, an American-Israeli writer, relates a story of a Christmas Eve in 1944, a Christmas Eve that her grandmother, uncle, and mother spent in a concentration camp in Austria, on the verge of starvation. Ruth’s mother, who was only three years old, could not even leave the bed because she had no shoes to wear. Late that Christmas Eve night, Ruth’s uncle Gyuri, a young boy of 12 at the time, snuck out of the concentration camp and walked four miles to the nearest town. When he arrived in Deutsch-Wagram, he came upon a house and, knocking at the door, he begged the sleepy woman who answered for some food for his family. She whispered, “Come back tomorrow.” When Gyuri returned on Christmas day, the smiling Austrian lady gave him food, clothing, shoes, and warm woolen socks that she had knitted for his young sister.

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