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COVID-19: Corix Announces Suspension of Water and Energy Shutoffs

by Corix Group | Mar 10, 2020

Delinquent accounts will not be cut and suspended accounts restored

Catherine Heigel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Corix Regulated Utilities (Corix), has announced that Corix will be suspending water and energy service shutoffs for delinquent payments in all its U.S. and Canadian business units, except in Alaska, effective immediately. Additionally, the company will begin reconnecting service to those customers who are currently not receiving water or energy service due to lack of payment on delinquent accounts.

“At a time when the personal safety of our customers and their communities depends on proper sanitation more than ever, it is a simple decision for us,” said Heigel. “Hand-washing, surface cleaning and all other measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 are dependent on a safe and reliable source of potable water,” she added.

Corix Regulated Utilities operates water, wastewater, and energy systems in 18 states in the U.S. and 2 provinces in Canada under a range of different local business names.

Customers impacted by this decision will be notified as quickly as possible and reconnections will begin promptly. Heigel indicated that the policy will remain in effect until at least March 30 and will be reevaluated at that time in light of the prevailing COVID-19 conditions in North America.

 


Archived Notices

Boil Water Notice Lifted

posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

Corix Utilities, in conjunction with the Interior Health Authority , has lifted the recent Boil Water Notice for customers on the Panorama Water System, effective immediately. 

Recent testing and monitoring show that water quality has improved and that water is now suitable for consumption. 

Customers are encouraged to run their cold water systems for five (5) minutes to flush their household plumbing. 

Businesses and public facilities can remove notifications that were posted at all tap and sink locations. 

Your health and safety are our #1 priority. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. 

Please share this information with others who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. 

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Corix Utilities at 1-877-788-7277.

Boil Water Notice

posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

Corix Utilities, in conjunction with the Interior Health Authority, has issued a Boil Water Notice for customers on the Panorama Water System. A turbidity level above 5.0 NTU has caused disturbance to the water quality.

Corix Utilities and Interior Health Authority recommend that ALL customers in the affected area drink boiled water or a safe alternative. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.

In accordance with Interior Health Authority requirements, owners of all public facilities must post “Boil Water Notices” at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public. (Alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off).

Corix Utilities is taking additional measures to reduce risk, and a notification will be issued when water quality has improved.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Corix Utilities at 1-877-788-7277.

Water System Flushing

posted Monday, July 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Please be advised that the Panorama water system will be thoroughly flushed starting Monday, July 17 and running through until Friday, July 21. 

Due to the accumulation of sediment in the reservoir and distribution system caused by spring thaw from melting of snow and ice, there will be quite a bit of discolouration in the water. This will be temporary.

Residents are reminded that the Boil Water Notice is still in effect.  We expect to have the Boil Water Notice lifted by Friday, July 21 or Monday, July 24. 

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time as we work to restore the Panorama water quality. If you have any questions, please contact Corix Utilities at 1-877-788-7277.

Water Quality Advisory

posted Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00 am

Corix Multi-Utility Services has issued a Water Quality Advisory for the Panorama Water System effective immediately. Testing shows that current water quality is FAIR due to increased turbidity, or cloudiness. Health risk increases as turbidity levels rise.

Corix Multi-Utility Services and BC Interior Health Authority recommend that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute.
The public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved. 

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