Public Works Water Department


 Mission Statement

To supply water to the people of Grand Forks of a quality to sufficiently meet the requirements of public health and of a quality to meet the needs of public safety.

Department Objectives

  • Maintain affordable water rates.
  • Minimize the amount of water loss.
  • Maintain and distribute a supply of water in quantities sufficient to meet the customers needs at a quality which protects their health at a cost commensurate with the needs of the community.
  • Provide services which conserve resources, ensure the vitality of business and industry, inspire customer confidence and promote growth. 

Department News

Fire Hydrant Flushing- May 31, 2016 

The City of Grand Forks Water Distribution Department will be hydrant flushing Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm from now until August throughout the community.  

The purpose of this program is to flush water mains, remove accumulated sediment in the lines, and to operate and test fire hydrants in ensure adequate fire protection.  

The color of the initial hydrant flush of water can vary from dark brown to brown then change to light brown then finally changing to clean water after a few minutes of flushing. This can often cause concern with residents after seeing the initial flushed water quality.  However, residents will often notice the water quality in regard to color, odor and taste improves dramatically after flushing of the hydrants.

If residents have any questions or concerns, please contact the Water Department at 701-738-8740.


Additional Department Information

If you are looking to setup, end or transfer a utilities account please contact Utility Billing at 701-746-2670.

Looking to learn more about water? Feel free to browse the tabs on the left. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your water service please contact the City of Grand Forks Water Department at 701-738-8770, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.  24-hour emergency service is available at 701-746-2595.

To contact the Water Treatment Department:                                                                                                            

503 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-746-2595
FAX:   701-795-2597

To contact the Water Distribution Department:

Phone: 701-38-8770
FAX:   701-795-6303

         email the Water Treatment Department or Water Distribution Department

         email the Environmental Lab