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Consumer Confidence Report

Copies of the Rules and Regulations are available in the Water Billing and Public Works Offices.

Water Billing Questions, please contact the Water Billing office at 758-7745 or utilitybilling@kalispell.com

Water Main Tap

Water main taps must be scheduled through the Public Works Office.  Water main taps require one week advance notice for installation. For services, the Water Department shall install a service saddle, a service valve as well as tap the main. The customer shall bear the full expense for labor, equipment and materials for such installations. The customer shall obtain a permit from the Department of Public Works before making said excavation and connection. All work shall be performed in accordance with City Standards.

Out-of City Water Utility Service

For water service to property outside the city limits, a signed petition for Annexation form and a signed Waiver of the Right of Protest Annexation form must be submitted to the Public Works Office prior to utility service connection. Petitions to Annex are available from the Kalispell Planning Office located at 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell.

Water Service Line Installation

It is the responsibility of the Property Owner to install and maintain water service from the main to their building.

Metering

The Water Department shall provide, operate and maintain all meters, except as provided in Rule V (5) for watering sprinkling. The customer is responsible for the cost of testing and maintenance of all meters in excess of two inches. Under no circumstances shall the customer remove, manipulate, or tamper with the meter.

The Water Department may replace any meter at such time as it may be judged necessary by the Water Department.

 

Water Service Turn-on Requests

Upon installation of the water meter, the Property Owner or the Contractor must request the water service to be turned on at the Public Works or Water Billing Offices. 24 hours advance notice is required.

Water Rate

Charge: $7.50 administrative cost per meter $2.43 per thousand gallons/no minimum.

METER CHARGE

Meter Size Fee per Billing Cycle
3/4" $0.80
1" $1.38
1 1/2" $2.68
2" $3.75
3" $14.10
4" $19.88

Meter charge based upon 15 year replacement life.

Water Service Emergency Shut Off Requests

To request the water to be turned off on an emergency basis call the Public Works Office, 758-7720, or the Water Billing Office, 758-7745, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For service after hours, weekends or holidays, contact the Kalispell Police Dispatch Office at 758-7780.

Water Usage Billing

Water usage is billed monthly. If the meter cannot be read, bills will be estimated and adjusted when an accurate reading is obtained.

Sprinkling Rate

Residential Users: Residential households shall have a reduced water charge - sprinkling rate - during summer months. Sprinkling is based on use that exceeds the average usage in a four month period. November - March or December - April.

Commercial Users & Schools: May receive a summer sprinkling rate only if this sprinkling use is separately metered. The Public Works Office will provide ¾" meters for these separately metered services, if larger meters are needed the cost of the larger meter will be paid by the user.

Note: Separate sprinkling devices will not be permitted OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS.

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