There are three ways to pay. They are as following:
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Contact the Water Department at 406-758-7745.
Yes, you can pay your bill online.
Yes, sewer is based on water usage.
All residential users who do not have separately metered sprinkling services will be charged during the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October $1.55 per thousand gallons on the amount of consumption used in excess of the winter average period (November through February).
We attempt to read all water meters monthly. If a reading is unattainable, your usage will be estimated and a note will be sent to the owner requiring our meter techs to maintenance your meter.
Meters are read from left to right, the same as the odometer on an automobile.
Water meters are generally located in the crawlspace or utility room of most older residences. They can also be in the front yard located in a meter pit.
There is a shut-off valve located below your meter (see where is my meter?). If this valve is inoperable the City will need to shut off the service at the curb-valve located at the front of the property so you can repair your shut-off valve. Call 406-758-7745 if you need the water turned off while repairs are being made.
By paying the monthly water service repair fee any leak on your service line between the water main and the curb valve (usually at the property line) will be repaired by the Water Department. All other leaks, except the water meter unless frozen or damaged by the customer, are the responsibility of the property owner.
Hardware stores usually sell pipe insulation that is inexpensive and easy to install. Meters can be protected by wrapping insulation around them. A blanket can be used as a temporary precaution.