The Boise sewer system is a collection of more than 900 miles of pipes that weave underneath the city. Along with regular system maintenance, Public Works makes major repairs and is in charge of designing the system.
Since 1985, Public Works has also regulated industrial and commercial wastewater discharges into the sewer system through its EPA-approved pretreatment program. In addition, Public Works also sets the sewer rates for residential and commercial users and administers sewer billing.
Sewer Fees (Industrial or Commercial Businesses)
In general, fees paid to the city prior to connection to the sanitary sewer system consist of two major components: connection (capacity) fees, and assessment fees. These fees do not pay a contractor to complete the physical connection from the building to the edge of the right of way.