Utilities

City of Bonners Ferry

Utilities

Call Before You Dig!

Whenever you dig anything from a post hole to a major excavation project, it’s important to show where utility lines are located. At least two business days before you dig, call:

1-800-626-4950   or   #811

If you have an after hours utility emergency, please call the Boundary County Sheriff dispatch at 208-267-3151.

The City of Bonners Ferry offers water, sewer, garbage and electricity to the residents in its service area. The utility services are operated as non profit enterprises, with the goal of providing the best possible service at the lowest cost to the consumer.

Electric Department

The City of Bonners Ferry Electric Department is a municipal electric utility governed by the Bonners Ferry City Council and owned by the City since the 1920s.  The City serves just over 2,400 customers, sells around 64,000 megawatt hours per year, with an annual budget of just under $5 Million per year.

The electric department has four lineman, three power plant operators, and an electrician.

The City owns and operates the Moyie Hydroelectric process which generates approximate 1/3 of its customer’s electricity requirements.  The remainder of the power is purchased from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).  The City currently has contracts with BPA extending through 2018.

Water and Sewer Department

Water for the City is provided primarily from Mrytle Creek, which provides excellent tasting water for our customers.  The Kootenai River is used as a backup source, and we are also interconnected with the Cabinet Mountain Water District as an emergency back-up source. The water treatment plant uses rapid sand filtration, and we have three storage tanks with a combined capacity of 950,000 gallons.  Waste water is treated in a four cell lagoon system.

More information about our water system can be found in our water quality reports:

water quality reports

2006 - 2016

Garbage

The City contracts with Bonners Ferry Garbage Company for residential garbage pickup. This service is required for all homes in the City, and is billed by the City.  Businesses contract directly with Bonners Ferry Garbage for service @ (208)267-3303.

 

downtown

Utility Payments and Service Changes

The forms listed below will assist you in applying for new utility service or making a change to your existing service.

Payments for utility services may be made at City Hall or by using Municipay. All changes to services or modification of service types can be filed with the City during regular business hours.

Pay Utility Bill Online Through Municipay

Application for Residential Utility Service

Application for Commercial Utility Service

Request to Discontinue Utility Services

Request to Change Name

Request to Change Address

Utility Service Application New/Upgrade/Retirement

Temporary Shut Off Request

Request to Begin Budget Billing

Request for Automatic Withdrawal

Questions About Job Opportunities?

Call us @

208-267-5581