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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Read more (pdf)...
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.
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.