How do I know that the water is safe to drink?

We perform many tests of the water to ensure that it meets all of the State and Federal standards. These tests are performed hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly from the source waters, the in-plant water, and throughout the distribution system. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Public Works at 208-746-1316 extension 0 or email us at

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1. How do I know that the water is safe to drink?
2. My water is discolored. Why is it brownish in color? Why is it whitish color?
3. My water pressure has dropped off and seems to fluctuate. What could this be?
4. How can I save water?
5. What is the hardness of the water?
6. Where do we obtain our water? How much is produced daily? Do we have any reserves?
7. Will the City test my water for bacteria, chemicals, or other materials?
8. What do I need to do in order to connect to the City's water system?
9. What is an equity buy-in fee?