Bonner County ID Utilities

Find Bonner County, Idaho utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Bonneville Power Administration 140 McGhee Road Sandpoint ID 83864 208-265-5025

Bottle Bay Water & Sewer 8680 Bottle Bay Road Sagle ID 83860 208-265-4964

Laclede Water District 476 Riley Creek Road Priest River ID 83856 208-255-4068

Oden Water Association 1790 East Shingle Mill Road Sandpoint ID 83864 208-255-4001

Pend Oreille Public Utility District 130 Washington Avenue Priest River ID 83856 509-447-3137

Sandpoint City Utility Billing 1123 Lake Street Sandpoint ID 83864 208-263-3158

Southside Water & Sewer District 1670 Lakeshore Drive Sagle ID 83860 208-263-1074

About Bonner County Utilities

Bonner County Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Bonner County, ID. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Bonner County Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Bonner County.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Bonner County Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Bonner County, Idaho may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Bonner County Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Bonner County, Idaho

In Idaho, Utilities are regulated by the Bonner County Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Bonner County consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Bonner County Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Bonner County Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Bonner County Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as Bonner County, ID. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Bonner County electric power company. However, the electricity in the Bonner County electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Bonner County provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Bonner County Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into Bonner County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Bonner County Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.