Pocatello Water, Sewer, and Sanitation Rates

Utility Bill

Your City of Pocatello utility bill generally includes charges for these three services:

  • Utility Bill  =  Water  +  Sewer  +  Sanitation (Garbage)

Customers pay the base fees for their services plus volume charges (if applicable). You will also be charged for optional add-ons or additional services you may request such as extra carts or additional pickups.

  • Water  =  Water Line Service Fee  +  Water Volume Charge
  • Sewer  =  Sewer Service Fee  +  Sewer Volume Charge
  • Sanitation  =  Sanitation Service Fee  +  Billing Charge  +  Additional Services

Typical Single Family Base Fees

The table below summarizes the base fees you would pay per month for a single-family home located within city limits.  The water line size for most homes is 3/4 inch or 1 inch.

A $2.50 convenience fee is charged on all credit/debit card and e-check transactions.
Utility Base Fees
3/4" Line
1" Line
Water Line Service Fee
$12.14
$17.12
Sewer Service Fee
$32.21
$32.21
Sanitation Service Fee (96-Gallon Cart)
$19.09
$19.09
Sanitation Billing Fee
$1.91
$1.91
TOTAL BASE FEES
$65.35
$70.33

Water Rates

To determine your water line service fee and water volume charge rate, you need to know three things:

  1. Water line size
    This is the diameter of the water line that connects your residence (or building) to the water main. Most single-family homes have a 3/4-inch or 1-inch water line.
  2. Whether the building is inside or outside the city of Pocatello
    You are charged for water at a higher rate if you connect to city water but are located outside the city limits.
  3. Water used
    The City of Pocatello charges for water consumption based on a two-tiered rate. You are charged the lower rate for every 1,000 gallons used up to 25,000 gallons. You are charged the higher rate for every 1,000 gallons used over 25,000 gallons.

Water Service Line Fees (per month)

Water Line Size
Inside City
Outside City
Circuit Breaker*
3/4"
$12.14
$18.21
$8.50
1"
$17.12
$25.68
$11.98
1­½"
$29.81
$44.72
$20.87
2"
$44.81
$67.22
$31.37
Additional sizes      

Water Volume Charges (per 1,000 gallons)

Unit Type
Inside City
Outside City
Circuit Breaker*
Single Family (first 25,000 gallons)
$2.79
$4.19
$1.95
Single Family (over 25,000 gallons)
$3.49
$5.24
$2.44
Multi-Unit
$2.54
$3.81
N/A
Commercial
$2.33
$3.50
N/A
Summerline
$3.49
$5.24
$2.44

For additional line sizes, fire lines, and unpotable volume charges, please access the full Utility Billing Rates sheet.

Sewer Rates

To determine your sewer service fee and sewer volume charge rate, you need to know two things:

  1. Type of building
    This is the type of building receiving sewer service: a single-family home, a multi-unit building, or a commercial building. Single-family home customers are charged a flat service fee with no volume charge.
  2. Whether the building is inside or outside the city of Pocatello
    You are charged for sewer service at a higher rate if you connect to the city sewer but are located outside the city limits.

Sewer Service Fees (per month)

Building Type
Inside City
Outside City
Circuit Breaker*
Single Family
$32.21
$38.70
$22.55
Multi-Unit
$6.59
$7.91
N/A
Commercial
$6.59
$7.91
N/A

Sewer Volume Charges (per 1,000 gallons)

Building Type
Inside City
Outside City
Circuit Breaker*
Single Family
No charge
No charge
No charge
Multi-Unit
$5.11
$6.13
N/A
Commercial
$5.11
$6.13
N/A

Sanitation Rates

To determine your sanitation service fee, billing charge, and additional services fee, you need to know three things:

  1. Type and size of cart/container
    The base fee for your sanitation service is determined by the type and size of your cart or container. Every account is also assessed a monthly billing fee. The standard cart for a single-family home is a 96-gallon residential cart.
  2. Optional add-ons
    As a sanitation service customer, you may request additional carts for a fee including residential carts, recycle carts, and yard waste carts. If you request a residential cart as part of your service, your first recycle cart incurs no additional fee.
  3. Additional services (by request)
    You are charged for additional services you may request such as additional garbage pickups (beyond the included weekly pickup).

Sanitation Service Fees (per month w/weekly pickup)

^Includes $11.41 rent and $0.69 tax
Service
Base Fee
Billing Fee
Total
96-Gallon Residential Cart
$19.09
$1.91
$21.00
     w/Circuit Breaker*
$13.36
$1.34
$14.70
     Additional 96-Gallon Cart (optional)
$19.09
-
$19.09
     Recycle Cart (optional)
Included
-
Included
     Yard Waste Cart** (optional, if available)
$5.20
-
$5.20
64-Gallon Residential Cart
$17.60
$1.91
$19.51
     w/Circuit Breaker
$12.32
$1.34
$13.66
Recycle Cart (recycle service only)
$5.72
$1.91
$7.63
Yard Waste Cart** (yard waste service only)
$5.20
$1.91
$7.11
3-Yard Container (dumpster)
$86.32
^$14.01
$100.33

Sanitation Additional Services Fees

Service
Fee
Additional Garbage Pickup
$15.08
Additional Garbage Pickup Day
$15.08
Additional Recycle Pickup
$5.72
Additional 3-Yard Container Pickup
$20.98
Cart Cleaning Charge
$20.00

For additional information regarding multi-unit and commercial services, please access the full Utility Billing Rates sheet.

*Qualified homeowners can save by applying for the Property Tax Reduction Program, also known as the "circuit breaker," through the Bannock County Assessor's Office. The program seeks to help seniors, people with disabilities, and widowers with their property taxes and utility fees.

**Yard Waste Carts are charged from April 1 – November 30. Customers keep the carts year round.