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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 Oct 24-Nov 10

In order to provide the community with safe potable water, the District will be doing a system flushing starting Monday October 24, 2016 through to Thursday November 10, 2016.  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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Tradition, Tradition! Tradition!

Tradition, Tradition! Tradition!

The holidays are rife with traditions, many of them decades— even centuries— old. Traditions are a link to the past.  Tradition means “handed down from one generation to the next.” Traditions remind us that we are not isolated individuals, we do not live in a vacuum; we are part of history, part of culture, part of a family.  The holidays themselves are a way of remembering the past, commemorating important events. We set aside a time to remember, to celebrate.

Our holidays, and our holiday traditions, are dear to us. But where do our traditions come from? 

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