March 07, 2007 13:00 ET

Corix Water Systems Selected by District of Tofino to Help Fix Water Problems

Resulting Water Quality Equal or Better than Bottled Water

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 7, 2007) - The District of Tofino has selected Corix Water Systems as the successful proponent to design and supply a new water treatment plant for Ginnard Creek. The end result of this work will be to address some of the critical water problems the District faced during the summer of 2006.

"Corix was selected after a competitive bid process," said Lief Pedersen, Clerk-Administrator, District of Tofino. "Their proposal to use a dual filtration system was identified as the best technology available to remove organic solids from the water. The new treatment is expected to be in place for the summer of 2007."

Ginnard Creek provides Tofino's secondary water source (after Sharp Creek). When it was called upon during last summer's water crisis, a lack of sufficient treatment technology meant that a boil water advisory had to be implemented for local residents.

"We are very pleased to be doing this project with Tofino, which is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world," said Jack Touhey, Vice President, Operations, for Corix. "A clean, abundant and safe water supply is key to their livelihood and we will ensure that continues. As our similar plants at Port Hardy and Telegraph Cove have demonstrated, the end result will be water quality that is as good - or better - than bottled water."

Corix Water Systems is part of the Corix Group of Companies, a BC-based community utility infrastructure provider of innovative solutions in the water, wastewater and energy sectors. It has designed or built in excess of 500 water and wastewater systems across North America, and currently operates more than 100 systems in over 50 communities in western Canada.

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