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1128 Burdette Street
Richmond, British Columbia,V6V 2Z3
The Corix Group of Companies-based in Vancouver, B.C.-specializes in products and utility solutions for sustainable infrastructure in the water, wastewater and energy sectors and provides field metering services for clients across North America. It has over 2,... more.
District General Manager, British Columbia
"I believe that our people investigated it and determined that the changeout of the meter was not the cause of the effect on the oven," said Jack Touhey, vice-president of public and government affairs at Corix.
He said meter installers follow a prescribed procedure upon arrival at a home. "They try to communicate with the homeowner or resident by knocking on the door, and if someone's there, telling them that they're about to change the meter," he said. "The meter changeout is just a few minutes and it's really no different than what a temporary power outage would do or a quick flick of the main power switch off and on that a repair person might do," he said. Touhey said there have been rare cases when the power going off and on may be "the last leg" for an older appliance. "Everything after the meter is owned by a homeowner and electrical systems can be at varying stages of age and capability, and this changeout may expose some of those issues," he said.
Jack Touhey, vice-president, public and government affairs: rapid growth has always been the plan for Corix, which has boosted head office employment in Vancouver | PHOTO Dominic Schaefer
Jack Touhey, Corix's vice-president of public and government affairs, said, "The plan was always to significantly develop our presence in the utility infrastructure business. Touhey said Corix's management has largely been based in B.C. from the start, and while the growth opportunities are outside of the province, management is firmly planted in B.C. "For our company to grow, it has been substantially dependent on our key management, and they obviously want to work from here.
Vice President, Public and Government Affairs Corix Group of Companies 604-232-2128 1-877-232-2128
Vice President, Public and Government Affairs Corix Group of Companies Phone: 604-232-2128 Toll-Free: 1-877-232-2128
Jack Touhey, vice president, public and government affairs of Corix Group, a water products, systems and utilities company, said most First Nations water and wastewater systems are considerably smaller than their municipal equivalents because they serve much smaller populations.
"Small systems are more expensive on a per capita basis than larger systems because the fixed costs are about the same in both cases," he said. One of the challenges that many First Nations communities face is that they are often located in remote areas, where it is difficult to find trades people to install the system. However, Corix builds, transports and installs fully modular plants. "The advantage of modular systems is that they get around the problem of sourcing tradespeople," Touhey said.