You are here : Home > Departments > Public Works > Water

Water Department

Water PlantSue Peterson
Water Clerk
Phone: (406)377-3318 Ext. 10

300 S. Merrill Ave
Glendive, MT 59330

 Current Yellowstone River Elevation

 Webcam Photos of Yellowstone River

2014 Consumer Confidence Report  

       The water treatment facility was originally constructed in 1916 and renovated in 1959 and again in 1991 to address the need for increased capacity and replacement of worn or outdated equipment. The water distribution system serves approximately 2100 service connections within the city limits. The system is comprised of 32.6 miles of 2-inch through 14-inch cast iron, asbestos cement, and PVC mains. The majority of the system was installed prior to 1960 and some has been in service since 1907. There are 304 fire hydrants which are maintained by the Public Works Department. The entire system is metered, and is currently being upgraded to a drive by radio read system.

       The treatment facility draws water from the Yellowstone River through an intake system installed in 2000. It consists of four submersible pumps, 1750 GMP each, with a fifth available tube for expansion. This provides 7.5 million gallons per day with a design capacity of 14.4 million gallons per day. The water is pumped to the pre-sedimentation basins during the summer high turbidity months, for initial settling of solids prior to entry into the plant. The capacity of the five settling basins is approximately 1 million gallons. During winter when turbidity ranges are low, the water is pumped directly to the solids contact unit. The water treatment plant utilizes clarification, softening, filtration, and disinfection processes for treatment.

Water Connection Fees:
  -Residential Single Family Dwelling including Mobile Home- $500
Multi-Family Residential Dwelling Units- $500 for the first unit $250 for each additional
 Commercial & Non Residential Properties -$3000 times the domestic water tap in inches
Irrigation systems up through 2”- $500

Water Rates:
Monthly base rate- $39.52
Metered water charges- $1.49 per 100 cubic feet of water usage