Grand Forks Utilities Information
WATER & SEWER
The City of Grand Forks provides sewer service to approximately 90% of the population within city limits and is billed on a bi-monthly basis.(Refer to our Bylaw Section of our web page for up to date rate information).The sewage treatment plant is state-of-the-art and has the capability of expanding its’ services. The old sewage lagoons beside the plant are used for storage of sludge waste.
The City of Grand Forks water system is supplied with fresh water by four deep wells. The water supply is tested on a regular basis by the Provincial Ministry of Health and meets all health requirements. The City bills for water on a bi-monthly basis. (Refer to the Bylaw Section of our web page for updated rate information.) Sprinkling regulations are enforced in city limits. Grand Forks Irrigation and SION Improvement District supply water to many of the rural areas. The homes that are not serviced by the above services derive their water from private ground water wells.
City Owned/Operated Electrical Utility:
The City of Grand Forks is one of five municipalities in British Columbia that owns and operates its own electrical utility. Electrical Rates are billed on a bi-monthly basis. (Refer to the Bylaw Page of our website for updated Electrical rates)
Electricity provider to communities of Castlegar, Creston, Grand Forks, Kelowna, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton, Summerland and Trail.
Company-Net Importer or Exporter of Power:
Net Importer: purchases approx 50% of its generation from other sources.
Reserve Margin Including Generation & Net Purchases %: Not available
Average Electrical Service Availability Index – Most Recent Year: 99.9714
Average Electrical Service Availability Index – Last Five Years: 99.9563
Name of Power Pool Membership: Formal membership in WSCC & WSPP
State Electric Power Deregulated: Wholesale competition allowed
FORTIS BC delivers natural gas directly to homes and businesses across British Columbia. FORTIS BC is the largest natural gas distributor in the province.
LANDFILL & WASTE
Residential garbage is collected weekly by a waste service under contract to the City. Collection costs are billed bi-monthly by the City of Grand Forks.(Refer to the Bylaw Page of our website for updated Garbage rates). Industrial, institutional, commercial and multi complex buildings arrange their own garbage disposal. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Sanitary Landfill is located in the north eastern corner of the city on Granby Road.
The City of Grand Forks has a curb side recycling & yard waste program. For more information about our Landfill & Waste removal services, please refer to the Garbage Collection Section of our website.
Nearest licensed Hazardous Waste Disposal Site: There are no hazardous waste disposal sites in British Columbia.
TELUS Communications serves the Grand Forks area. Services have been upgraded and high speed ADSL internet is available.
Shaw Cable also serves the Grand Forks area.