North Kootenai Water District
13649 N. Meyer Road, Rathdrum ID 83858
208-687-6593 (ph) 208-687-6597 (fax)

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North Kootenai Water & Sewer District

The North Kootenai Water & Sewer District (NKWSD) is a well-organized, financially sound, and efficiently managed public utility district that has a solid reputation of providing safe, reliable, high quality domestic water to our customers at a reasonable and justifiable price.

We endeavor to serve the domestic water needs of northern Kootenai County in a manner that protects the interests of our constituents. We are a growing entity that structures it’s decisions upon consideration of the current economic situation, future economic and service implications, and the opportunity to improve, through water service, the quality of life for our current constituents and those petitioning for our assistance.

The Board of Directors meet the first and third Thursday of each month (except holidays), at 12:30 p.m., in the office of the District located at 13649 North Meyer Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858.

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Arrow Point Water Alert

UPDATE - As of 7/24/14 at 1 p.m., beaches at Arrow Point have been opened. Tests concluded that the area is safe for swimming.


7/24/14 North Kootenai Water & Sewer District reported an accidental release of septic effluent from the District’s septic effluent lift station located on Arrow Point Drive, Harrison Idaho.  The release was discovered on Wednesday morning.  The release was due to a pump failure in the lift station and the peak flows overcoming the remaining pump.  An estimated 1,320 gallons of septic effluent went in Lake Coeur d’Alene at the Arrow Point Marina. 

No further release has happened.  The District notified the EPA via the Region 10 Emergency Hotline.  The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and Panhandle Health District were also notified. Five water samples from the lake were collected at DEQ’s instruction, and taken to a local certified laboratory for analysis.  Residents of the area were notified, and the swimming areas in the vicinity of the release were immediately closed pending water sample results. 


A new pump was installed on Wednesday morning and the system is operating normally.  


The District will continue to work with DEQ and local PHD officials to determine when the area swimming beach will reopen to the local residents. 


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