Providing residents with a safe and dependable source of potable water is an important function for the City. Northwood currently purchases all of their water from Grand Forks-Traill Water Users, Inc. The water comes from the Elk Valley aquifers and is processed through a reverse osmosis (ro) softening plant near Northwood. This produces water with a hardness of 3 to 4 grains consistently.
Northwood consumes about 27 million gallons of water per year, with an average demand of about 75,000 gallons per day. Summer peaks can go as high as 125,000 gallons per day. The storage capacity includes a 50,000-gallon water tower and a 300,000-gallon underground reservoir.
The entire water distribution system was replaced/relined in 1992. The city's rate structure was designed to pay off the bond issue for this new distribution in 2033 while still covering the cost of routine maintenance. The City's fire protection classification is a class 7 due to good water pressure.
Click here to be directed to the Channel 90 page for the 2015 Water Quality Report.
*ALL RATES ARE NET RATES BASED ON PAYMENT RECEIVED BY THE FIFTEENTH OF THE MONTH. GROSS RATES ARE 5% HIGHER FOR ALL SERVICES.
WATER (effective 02/01/2017)
1ST 1,000 GALLONS $24.00/Month
OVER 1,000 GALLONS $ 10.85 per 1,000 Gallons