13649 N. Meyer Road, Rathdrum ID 83858
208-687-6593 (ph) 208-687-6597 (fax)
Office Hours:  6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.- Thurs. 
Phones:  6:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
In the event of an after hours emergency, please call our answering service at 208-769-3565.


Account Information & Policies

To our Water Customers: Find Helpful information below about your account with North Kootenai Water District

Customer Service

We realize that unexpected expenses can make balancing your budget difficult. Our customer service representative will be happy to set up a temporary payment plan to help you through an emergency.

If you feel you are not using the amount of water you have been billed for, or you hear water running when all faucets, etc., are shut off…please call us, we can check the meter to detect leakage in service lines. We have a bill adjustment program for underground leaks. Call and ask our customer representative for the details, if you find you have an underground leak. We also offer counseling and information on water conservation.


Your water meter will be read approximately every 30 days during the warmer months. In the winter, services with radio-read meters will continue to be read every 30 days. All other services will be estimated due to the meters being inaccessible.

You will receive your water bill in the mail a few days after the reading or estimation date. You can still call our office for information on when you can expect your bill and how the bill is calculated.


New applicants for water service must provide a security deposit in the amount of twenty dollars ($20.00) If after twelve continuous months, all bills have been paid in a timely manner and no penalties have been incurred, the applicant may request the deposit be applied against the account balance. In the event, the applicant discontinues service in less than one year; the deposit will be applied against the final bill. In any case, no interest shall be paid on the deposit.

Service Termination

Payments of monthly water charges for all single family, duplexes and multiple family residences shall be the responsibility of the property owner.

Our billing cycle ends on the 15th of each month at which point bills are generated and sent. Your monthly water bill and other fees and charges are due and payable upon presentation and become delinquent if not paid by the 15th of the following month (30 days).

Past Due notices are mailed around the 30th of the following month (approx. 45 days).

If bills, fees and/or charges are not paid within sixty days (60) of billing, a door hanger will be delivered giving you 24 hours to bring the account current. A $25.00 service charge will be added to the account for delivering this notice.

If payment is not paid as specified on the door hanger, your water service is locked off. A $25.00 service charge will be added to the account for the disconnection.

Once an account is disconnected due to non-payment, service will not be restored until all past due monies, and fees applied for Delinquent processing, are paid in full, PLUS:

  • $25 reconnection fee if service is restored prior to 2 p.m.
  • $100 reconnection fee if service is restored after 2 p.m., and a Restoration of Service form is signed.

Water service will only be restored during normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. with the exception of holidays in which the District office is closed.

Service discontinued for any reason will continue to be charged the System Access Fee and the Bond Payment on a monthly basis.

All payments made by check are electronically deposited that day.

Checks returned for non-sufficient funds will result in the addition of a $20.00 handling fee to the customer’s water account.


You may file a complaint with the District service representative in person or in writing. We will promptly investigate your complaint and inform you of the results. If you are not satisfied with the results, you may request a decision from the Board of Directors of North Kootenai Water District.

***RIMROCK RESIDENTS*** - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Testing Fire Hydrants and Flushing Water Lines in Your Area

October 22nd through October 25th

Beginning 8 a.m.


Dear Customer:


Beginning Monday, October 22nd, we will be testing fire hydrants for the Fire Department in the Rimrock service area. The area will include your service address.  We will conclude hydrant testing on Tuesday, October 23rd.  We will do a system wide flush on Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th to remove sediment from the water lines.   


There will be a high probability of brown water in your area during this period. Please do not do laundry during this time. We will not be responsible for damaged clothing, linens, etc. Also, you should avoid using hot water during this time to keep any brown water from filling up in your hot water tank.


Each evening after 5 p.m., check the color of your water in a white bowl or cup before using any hot water.  We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope to have this done as quickly as possible.




North Kootenai Water District                                                                                


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