Water Renewal Services

We Bring Water Back to Life

Water Renewal Services gives new life to used water. What is used water? It’s every drop of water that goes down the drain, toilet or sink. We renew nearly 10 billion gallons of water annually, returning it clean and clear to the Boise River.

Water Renewal Services, a utility within the City of Boise’s Public Works Department, operates two facilities that collect used water over a 900+-mile-long system. Our goal is to keep Boise thriving by reliably delivering critical services to our residents and businesses 24/7. We are committed to being a national leader by implementing new and better ways to protect Boise’s vital resources and public health.

We protect the Boise River and seek innovative ways to fully realize the potential of every drop of water.

Learn More and Take A Free Tour

For a behind-the-scenes look at our innovative treatment practices and learn what Water Renewal Services does every day, you can schedule a free tour through the Boise WaterShed. Offering free, year-round activities and events for all ages or the whole family, The Boise WaterShed features an outdoor 2-acre River Campus that simulates how water travels through a watershed, an educational center filled with interactive exhibits, and the largest concentration of public art in Idaho.

Visit the WaterShed

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Water Renewal Facility Tour

Adult Water Renewal Wednesdays

Join us for a free behind-the-scenes tour of the West Boise Water Renewal Facility the last Wednesday of each month, May 29th – August 28th, at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Adults only, closed-toe shoes required. Pre-registration is required. 

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WaterShed Weekend Fun

WaterShed Weekends with Tours

Join us for various activities for the whole family, plus a Water Renewal Facility tour for those ages 4 and up. WaterShed Weekends are hosted the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come join the fun!

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Protect the River

Trusted with the city’s lifeblood. When it comes to preserving water quality in the Boise River, it’s what we do every day.

Preserve Wildlife Habitat

Water Renewal Services works hard to help keep the Boise River clean by preserving our water quality so wildlife populations can grow and flourish.

Support our Local Economy

Water is the lifeblood of Boise’s economy. Learn more about our innovative practices to reuse water by creating viable, local products.

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