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Water


The main objective of the Livingston Water Department is to provide the citizens of Livingston with clean, safe water.  The Water crew works hard maintaining the water lines, checking the wells, collecting samples and performing various tests to assure that this objective is met.

The City water is provided by wells. It is tested monthly to meet State Water Quality Standards. The present water supply for Livingston consists of six wells located throughout the city. Three reservoirs store all of the city's water.  Total capacity of these reservoirs is 3,090,000 gallons.  The City of Livingston provides water and sewer services inside and outside the city limits. It must be noted, however, that most of the water in the county area comes from private wells, and sewage is almost all septic.

2015 Drinking Water Quality Report

Your water is metered and read electronically the first of each month.

Effective September 1, 2016 - Minimum Charge $11.91 per month for up to 1000 gallons usage; after that $11.91 base charge plus $2.66 per 1000 gallons.  Current Utility Rates

If you notice a leak, please fix it as soon as possible, or it can result in an expensive water bill.

There is fluoride occurring naturally in the water.  The Livingston Utility Department does not add fluoride to the water supply.

The average water pressure throughout town is 90 lbs psi.

Sewer

The Sewer Department also provides an essential service for the comfort and well being of the citizens of Livingston.  The sewer crew works hard in all kinds of weather to keep the sewer main lines running clear and free of blockages.  The sewer crew is also responsible for maintaining the storm drains.

 

If you experience a sewer back-up, please call the Livingston Public Works Department first so that the sewer crew may check the main line. You will then be informed of the appropriate next step.

 

Your sewer is charged out based on the average amount of water used Jan, Feb. & March of each year.

 

Effective September 1, 2016 - Minimum Charge $18.12 per month for up to 1000 gallons average water usage; after that $18.12 base charge plus $7.36 per 1000 gallons. Current Utility Rate Chart

 

The following is a list of items that cause problems for our sewer system.  Please do not flush these items down the toilet: 

  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Vinyl, Latex, or Rubber Gloves
  • Sanitary Wipes of any type
  • Clothing
  • Wash Cloths or Towels
  • Diapers
  • Feminine Sanitary Products of any type
  • Chemicals, Oil or Grease

Notice to Plumbers
When sewer services are being cleaned or root cut, debris from those procedures can be pushed into the main causing a blockage. We are asking that if there is a concern that this issue could have occurred to contact our office immediately and we will respond to flush the main. This service is available 24 hours a day and free of charge and it ensures that the main will not backup. We can be reached Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm at 222-5667 or after hours and holidays, please contact the Dispatch at 222-2050.

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CAN I CANCEL MY UTILITY CHARGES?

A resident may request the Livingston Utility Department to shut the water off to a house at the curb stop. There is a charge of $10 for shut off and $10 to turn the water back on.  This will stop the monthly water and sewer charge.

Contact Information

Water & Sewer Department
330 Bennett Street
Livingston, MT 59047

(406) 222-5667   
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Rich & Denny

FOR AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES
Call Dispatch at
(406) 222-2050

Tom Schweigert
Water/Sewer Foreman
tschweigert@livingstonmontana.org   

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