Notice of Rate Increase to $39.00 per month effective December 1, 2021

FAQs

  • How was the Eagle Sewer District created?

    The Eagle Sewer District receives its operating authority from Idaho State Code, Chapter 32, Sections 43-3201 through 42-3238. The Eagle Sewer District was formed in 1963 in response to a need for central sewer service. The City of Eagle was incorporated in 1971. As noted earlier, an elected Board of Directors governs the District. The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the office of Eagle Sewer District. All meetings are open to the public. Current Agendas and Meeting Minutes are available on the District's website.

  • The Eagle Sewer District receives its operating authority from Idaho State Code, Chapter 32, Sections 43-3201 through 42-3238. The Eagle Sewer District was formed in 1963 in response to a need for central sewer service. The City of Eagle was incorporated in 1971. As noted earlier, an elected Board of Directors governs the District. The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the office of Eagle Sewer District. All meetings are open to the public. Current Agendas and Meeting Minutes are available on the District's website.

  • Who has jurisdiction over Eagle Sewer District?

    The Eagle Sewer District receives its operating authority from Idaho State Code, Chapter 32, Sections 43-3201 through 42-3238. An elected Board of Directors governs the District. The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the office of Eagle Sewer District. All meetings are open to the public. Current Agendas and Meeting Minutes are available elsewhere on the website.

  • The Eagle Sewer District receives its operating authority from Idaho State Code, Chapter 32, Sections 43-3201 through 42-3238. An elected Board of Directors governs the District. The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the office of Eagle Sewer District. All meetings are open to the public. Current Agendas and Meeting Minutes are available elsewhere on the website.

  • How is the District governed and is the City of Eagle involved?

    The Eagle Sewer District is governed by an independent Board of Directors who are elected by qualified voters who reside within the District's boundaries. The District enjoys a close and productive working relationship with the City of Eagle, but in all respects the District is an independent governmental entity.

  • The Eagle Sewer District is governed by an independent Board of Directors who are elected by qualified voters who reside within the District's boundaries. The District enjoys a close and productive working relationship with the City of Eagle, but in all respects the District is an independent governmental entity.

  • Why is the Eagle Sewer District separate from the City of Eagle?

    Eagle Sewer District was formed in 1963 responding to a need for central sewer service. The City of Eagle was not incorporated until 1971. Eagle Sewer District has investigated combining the two entities, but the District's Board of Directors has elected to keep the District separate.

  • Eagle Sewer District was formed in 1963 responding to a need for central sewer service. The City of Eagle was not incorporated until 1971. Eagle Sewer District has investigated combining the two entities, but the District's Board of Directors has elected to keep the District separate.

  • What is meant by the terms wastewater or sewer?

    The terms "sewer," "sewage," or "wastewater" refers to all the used water and water-borne waste that is generated in homes or business. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, wastewater from toilets, tubs/showers, sinks, washing machines, garbage disposals and dishwashers. This wastewater is carried from your home or business to the wastewater treatment plant where it is treated, disinfected, and discharged into the Boise River.

  • The terms "sewer," "sewage," or "wastewater" refers to all the used water and water-borne waste that is generated in homes or business. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, wastewater from toilets, tubs/showers, sinks, washing machines, garbage disposals and dishwashers. This wastewater is carried from your home or business to the wastewater treatment plant where it is treated, disinfected, and discharged into the Boise River.

  • What constitutes the ESD service area?

    The ESD service area generally coincides with the City of Eagle's impact area.

  • The ESD service area generally coincides with the City of Eagle's impact area.

  • How does the Eagle Sewer District (ESD) currently handle its patrons' wastewater?

    Residences and businesses located in the District's service area discharge wastewater into the ESD collection system, a series of interconnected pipes that convey wastewater to ESD's wastewater treatment plant located south of Highway 44 near the north channel of the Boise River. At the ESD treatment plant, the wastewater undergoes partial treatment in a set of lagoons, and is then pumped to the City of Boise's West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility where it undergoes further treatment before being discharged to the Boise River.

  • Residences and businesses located in the District's service area discharge wastewater into the ESD collection system, a series of interconnected pipes that convey wastewater to ESD's wastewater treatment plant located south of Highway 44 near the north channel of the Boise River. At the ESD treatment plant, the wastewater undergoes partial treatment in a set of lagoons, and is then pumped to the City of Boise's West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility where it undergoes further treatment before being discharged to the Boise River.

  • Does the City of Boise Charge ESD for treating its wastewater?

    Yes. The City of Boise charges both a capacity fee and monthly operation and maintenance (O&M) fees. Existing ESD customers pay the Boise O&M charges as a portion of their monthly service charge. New connections to the ESD "buy-in" to the capacity charges through a portion of the required Connection Fee.

  • Yes. The City of Boise charges both a capacity fee and monthly operation and maintenance (O&M) fees. Existing ESD customers pay the Boise O&M charges as a portion of their monthly service charge. New connections to the ESD "buy-in" to the capacity charges through a portion of the required Connection Fee.

  • How much is the sewer service fee?

    A residential unit pays a flat fee of $36 per month. Commercial accounts can pay much more depending upon the size and type of business.

  • A residential unit pays a flat fee of $36 per month. Commercial accounts can pay much more depending upon the size and type of business.

  • How often does Eagle Sewer District bill?

    The District runs the billing once per month. The District bills the first week of the month, for that month. If the account has a zero balance, or if the customer is signed up for automatic payment, no billing statement is produced.

  • The District runs the billing once per month. The District bills the first week of the month, for that month. If the account has a zero balance, or if the customer is signed up for automatic payment, no billing statement is produced.

  • May I pay for several months at a time?

    Many customers pay on a quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. Unless a customer specifically requests that bills continue to be sent, we do not send out billing statements on accounts with a credit balance. If a bill is requested, the billing statement will reflect a credit balance with a negative sign in front of the amount shown on the bill.

  • Many customers pay on a quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. Unless a customer specifically requests that bills continue to be sent, we do not send out billing statements on accounts with a credit balance. If a bill is requested, the billing statement will reflect a credit balance with a negative sign in front of the amount shown on the bill.

  • Can my tenant pay their own sewer bill?

    If requested, Eagle Sewer District will also send renters a tenant copy of the billing. The property owner (or property management firm) will use their copy of the bill to monitor the account balance and the tenant(s) can use their copy of the bill to make payment. This billing process has been set up as a service to our customers, but it does not relieve the property owner of any responsibility in getting delinquent accounts paid prior to the July certification.

    Idaho State Code §42-3212 (l) states that delinquent rates, tolls and charges are to be certified to the tax collector of the county by the District, not later than the first day of August and shall be, by said tax collector, placed upon the tax roll and collected in the same manner and subject to the same penalties as other District taxes. Therefore, in July of each year, Eagle Sewer District certifies account balances over $102.00 to the home’s property tax for collection.

    To avoid this action, it is the property owner’s responsibility to make sure the sewer account on their rental is current. To ensure that the property owner is always aware of the sewer account balance on their property, all sewer billings will be sent to the property owners or, at their request, to their property management company. This way the owner of the property, or his representative management firm, will be aware of accounts that are delinquent, incurring late fees, and are subject to certification to the tax rolls for collection.

  • If requested, Eagle Sewer District will also send renters a tenant copy of the billing. The property owner (or property management firm) will use their copy of the bill to monitor the account balance and the tenant(s) can use their copy of the bill to make payment. This billing process has been set up as a service to our customers, but it does not relieve the property owner of any responsibility in getting delinquent accounts paid prior to the July certification.

    Idaho State Code §42-3212 (l) states that delinquent rates, tolls and charges are to be certified to the tax collector of the county by the District, not later than the first day of August and shall be, by said tax collector, placed upon the tax roll and collected in the same manner and subject to the same penalties as other District taxes. Therefore, in July of each year, Eagle Sewer District certifies account balances over $102.00 to the home’s property tax for collection.

    To avoid this action, it is the property owner’s responsibility to make sure the sewer account on their rental is current. To ensure that the property owner is always aware of the sewer account balance on their property, all sewer billings will be sent to the property owners or, at their request, to their property management company. This way the owner of the property, or his representative management firm, will be aware of accounts that are delinquent, incurring late fees, and are subject to certification to the tax rolls for collection.

  • How do I sign up for Automatic Payments?

    Under the Forms section of this website, you will find a one-page document that you can print. Complete the form, attach a voided check from your checking account, and return the form and voided check to the office of Eagle Sewer District. The Eagle Sewer District runs the automatic debit accounts with the bank on or near the 15th of each month.

    You may also sign up for autopay with a debit/credit card or bank account online using the link on our website.

  • Under the Forms section of this website, you will find a one-page document that you can print. Complete the form, attach a voided check from your checking account, and return the form and voided check to the office of Eagle Sewer District. The Eagle Sewer District runs the automatic debit accounts with the bank on or near the 15th of each month.

    You may also sign up for autopay with a debit/credit card or bank account online using the link on our website.

  • Why was my balance certified to my property taxes?

    Idaho State Code §42-3212 (l) states that delinquent rates, tolls and charges are to be certified to the tax collector of the county by the District, not later than the first day of August and shall be, by said tax collector, placed upon the tax roll and collected in the same manner and subject to the same penalties as other District taxes. Therefore, in July of each year, Eagle Sewer District certifies account balances over $102.00 to the home’s property tax for collection.

  • Idaho State Code §42-3212 (l) states that delinquent rates, tolls and charges are to be certified to the tax collector of the county by the District, not later than the first day of August and shall be, by said tax collector, placed upon the tax roll and collected in the same manner and subject to the same penalties as other District taxes. Therefore, in July of each year, Eagle Sewer District certifies account balances over $102.00 to the home’s property tax for collection.

  • Why is there an Eagle Sewer District levy on my property tax bill?

    Eagle Sewer District operates almost exclusively on user fees. The small amount you see levied on your property tax bill is split between the District's Operation and Maintenance costs and the property and administrative liability insurance.

  • Eagle Sewer District operates almost exclusively on user fees. The small amount you see levied on your property tax bill is split between the District's Operation and Maintenance costs and the property and administrative liability insurance.

  • Will ESD patrons be asked to pay more for sewer services in the future?

    It is likely that monthly sewer bills will increase in the coming years, although the actual amount has yet to be determined. Rate increases will be needed to offset inflation of operational and repair costs, as well as to cover capital costs for building additional treatment facilities. Additional treatment facilities will likely be required in response to more stringent regulatory requirements aimed at enhancements in water quality. Some of the operation and maintenance costs of a potential new WWTP will be offset by reductions in the current fees paid to the City of Boise for treatment.

  • It is likely that monthly sewer bills will increase in the coming years, although the actual amount has yet to be determined. Rate increases will be needed to offset inflation of operational and repair costs, as well as to cover capital costs for building additional treatment facilities. Additional treatment facilities will likely be required in response to more stringent regulatory requirements aimed at enhancements in water quality. Some of the operation and maintenance costs of a potential new WWTP will be offset by reductions in the current fees paid to the City of Boise for treatment.

  • Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Best Management Practices (BMP) For Food Service Facilities

    Information, Pollution Prevention, and Compliance Information (2/07/06)

    Fats, oil, and grease (FOG) can have negative impacts on wastewater collection and treatment systems. Most wastewater collection system blockages can be traced to FOG. Blockages in the wastewater collection system are serious, causing sewage spills, manhole overflows, or sewage backups in homes and businesses. This manual is written to provide restaurant and fast food business managers and owners with information about FOG pollution prevention techniques focused on their businesses, effective in both reducing maintenance costs for business owners, and preventing oil and grease discharges to the sewer system. The discharge of FOG to the sewer system is illegal. Ensuring that grease trap and grease interceptors are properly installed and most importantly, properly maintained, is the key to avoiding enforcement action against your business. This manual focuses on proper maintenance of grease traps and interceptors and includes inspection checklists for the business owner/manager as a guide to how and what Sewer District pretreatment inspectors will be checking during an on-site inspection.

  • Information, Pollution Prevention, and Compliance Information (2/07/06)

    Fats, oil, and grease (FOG) can have negative impacts on wastewater collection and treatment systems. Most wastewater collection system blockages can be traced to FOG. Blockages in the wastewater collection system are serious, causing sewage spills, manhole overflows, or sewage backups in homes and businesses. This manual is written to provide restaurant and fast food business managers and owners with information about FOG pollution prevention techniques focused on their businesses, effective in both reducing maintenance costs for business owners, and preventing oil and grease discharges to the sewer system. The discharge of FOG to the sewer system is illegal. Ensuring that grease trap and grease interceptors are properly installed and most importantly, properly maintained, is the key to avoiding enforcement action against your business. This manual focuses on proper maintenance of grease traps and interceptors and includes inspection checklists for the business owner/manager as a guide to how and what Sewer District pretreatment inspectors will be checking during an on-site inspection.

  • How do I get service from Eagle Sewer District?

    As a prerequisite to getting sewer service, the subject property must be annexed into the Eagle Sewer District's taxing boundaries. Before an annexation petition is deemed complete, the petitioner--and/or his representative--must meet with ESD's General Manager to verify that service is available. The annexation petition is available under the Forms section of this website. Special attention should be given to Exhibit B of the petition. These are the standard terms and conditions of annexation that are applicable to all annexation requests. At the discretion of the ESD Board of Directors, additional site-specific terms and conditions can be attached to the annexation request.

    Ocassionally, usually in an emergency situation, sewer service can be provided prior to the property being annexed. In these cases, an Out-of-District contract must be developed and signed. Please contact the ESD office for more information regarding Out-of-District service contracts.

  • As a prerequisite to getting sewer service, the subject property must be annexed into the Eagle Sewer District's taxing boundaries. Before an annexation petition is deemed complete, the petitioner--and/or his representative--must meet with ESD's General Manager to verify that service is available. The annexation petition is available under the Forms section of this website. Special attention should be given to Exhibit B of the petition. These are the standard terms and conditions of annexation that are applicable to all annexation requests. At the discretion of the ESD Board of Directors, additional site-specific terms and conditions can be attached to the annexation request.

    Ocassionally, usually in an emergency situation, sewer service can be provided prior to the property being annexed. In these cases, an Out-of-District contract must be developed and signed. Please contact the ESD office for more information regarding Out-of-District service contracts.

  • What steps are being taken by ESD to deal with growth and plan for the future?

    The District retained the engineering firm MWH to prepare a Facility Plan that reviews population growth rates, new regulatory requirements for wastewater treatment and then addresses the capital improvements that may be needed during the next 20 years. The ESD Board of Directors approved the new Facility Plan in June 2008.

    The ESD has decided to continue with the current operating practice of primary treatment at the ESD treatment plant, followed by further treatment and discharge to the Boise River at the West Boise treatment facility. In 2008, the ESD daily flows average just under 1.5 million gallons per day (gpd). Once the ESD flows reach 2.3 gpd, the ESD will reevaluate all available treatment options.

  • The District retained the engineering firm MWH to prepare a Facility Plan that reviews population growth rates, new regulatory requirements for wastewater treatment and then addresses the capital improvements that may be needed during the next 20 years. The ESD Board of Directors approved the new Facility Plan in June 2008.

    The ESD has decided to continue with the current operating practice of primary treatment at the ESD treatment plant, followed by further treatment and discharge to the Boise River at the West Boise treatment facility. In 2008, the ESD daily flows average just under 1.5 million gallons per day (gpd). Once the ESD flows reach 2.3 gpd, the ESD will reevaluate all available treatment options.

  • How do I get more information about the Eagle Sewer District, its services and plans?

    The District's website - www.eaglesewer.org - is a good source of information. You can also call the District's administration office at 208-939-0132.

  • The District's website - www.eaglesewer.org - is a good source of information. You can also call the District's administration office at 208-939-0132.