Public Works

Smoke Testing Sewer Lines

The City of Bismarck will be conducting a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system.  This is done periodically to locate sources of sewer odors, leaks, and breaks in sewer lines.
Dates and Times
October 8 - November 2
Between the hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm.



Utility Cost of Service & Rate Design Study


Rate Study Presentation at Stakeholders Meeting 5/24/18
Rate Study Presentation at City Commission Meeting 6/26/18
Rate Study Presentation at Stakeholders Meeting 8/1/18
Rate Study Presentation at Stakeholders Meeting 9/5/18
Rate Study Presentation at Stakeholders Meeting 9/19/18
Rate Study Presentation at Stakeholders Meeting 10/18/18


Service Operations


Jeff Heintz-Director of Service Operations
The Service Operations Division provides all city services for:


Utility Operations

Michelle Klose-Director of Utility Operations
The Utility Operations Division provides city services for:


Water Quality Report is now available:


View the 2017 Water Quality Report


Outdoor Water Use Schedule

Help us balance our summer water use.  If you water multiple times a week, use your house number to pick the watering days.


  • Even numbered homes and businesses should water on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Odd numbered homes and businesses should water on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday