Meter Program Update and the 2019 Annual General Meeting

Posted: 2019-06-15 at 10:01AM

All meters in the District are now installed except for one which will require installation of new water line and some hookup modifications. The meters are all communicating with the Beacon data collection system and we collect the data on a daily basis. Unfortunately the software app to read your own meter will not be available until Iconix (formerly Corix) converts our data back to a compatible format. Earlier, some customers expressed concerns about meter data being stored on servers in the United States so the data was stripped, rendering the app useless. Beacon is now storing our data in Ontario which will allow us to re-populate the data for the end user app. This necessitated some major changes to their software which was using hard coded IP addresses for data storage in the U.S. We hope to see all of this completed within the next few weeks. Many users have been quite careful with water use this year and we appreciate everyone's cooperation.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held July 10th at Taghum Community Hall. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. We hope the app will be available for end users before that date.

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» 2018 BID Financial Statement

Meter installs continue

Posted: 2019-05-23 at 9:27AM

Iconix (formally Corix) is back in Bonnington finishing the last meter installs for our metering program. Please note: Meter installs normally don’t need the main water shut down, but we have found a number of installed hookups needing replacement. Replacing an existing hookup will need the water mains to be shut off temporarily, so there will be periodic interruptions in service over the next few weeks. These interruptions will be as short as possible.

Main line repaired

Posted: 2019-03-03 at 8:59AM

The main line has been repaired and the system is back on line. The Water Quality Advisory that was in place due to the nature of the work has been lifted.

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Thank you for your patience and for curtailing your water use during the outage.

Earlier incident...

Posted: 2019-02-27 at 10:20 PM

One of the propane regulators failed and emptied the propane tank, freezing the site and bursting the main line. Everything is shut down at the moment and we have no water flow. The lower tank was almost full late this afternoon, but we will go through that quite quickly. BID water users are asked to conserve as much water as possible until further notice.

Meter installs

Posted: 2019-01-25 at 4:00 PM

Currently, Corix has 129 installs completed with 20 to finish in early Spring. We are integrating the Beacon software to read the meters directly into our new billing software for the 2019 summer season. Prior to summer we will have a meeting to discuss the billing procedures, the software and the apps available for reading of the meters.

2018-12-19 at 4:31 PM

Corix was required to shut down operations because of winter conditions, but will be returning in the Spring to finish our project. Currently there are 129 meters installed in the District. We have purchased new billing software which is capable of downloading the meter information and are planning to have it up and running for the summer season.

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Frank Schwab 250 359-7783
Rick Lane 250 359-6949
Eric Chevalier

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Tom Brach 250 359-7602

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Slocan Ridge

2018-12-12 at 5:16 PM

Corix will be working in the Corra Linn subdivision over the next few weeks so there will be water outages at times. Today they found another broken valve so had to shut the water main off (from the park down to the highway). The water pipes in Corra Linn are minimal quality and so we expect there could be more problems. We have already found several broken pipes / valves which unfortunately requires shutting down the main line. While we hope interruptions will be kept to a minimum, we have no choice but to fix broken pipes or bad valves. Anyone home during the day might find it helpful to put some water aside for when the water is turned off.

2018-10-26 at 7:50 PM

Corix has now placed 52 meters which are reading and working well. While we have found some faulty curb stops, there have been no significant leaks found in our system. All faulty curb stops are being replaced with new valves, stems and bury boxes. B.I.D. infrastructure is sound and working well. This is the first year in decades that B.I.D. has been able to operate within our water license. After our one May mishap of drawing down the entire system, we were using just under maximum licensed water this summer. The system has easily kept up with this year’s use. We are now using about 40,000 gallons a day and expect this to drop slightly for winter use. As Corix will continue the project, users should expect short interruptions in water service as services are turned off and on during pit installs. Whitelock Road users put up with a number of lengthy interruptions due to install failures and we would like to thank them for their patience and perseverance. Corix will be running two crews to try and finish up the project, so we are now hoping for a long fall and late snow.