Waterworks Division

Overview


The Waterworks Division provides Nampa residents with over 7.8 million gallons of safe drinking water each day. The Waterworks employees assure this supply by maintaining and repairing over 500 miles of water lines, 18,000 water valves and 4,215 Fire Hydrants. Staff also attends to 31,000 domestic water services and meters.

The Waterworks Division also provides Nampa residents with over 52 million gallons of irrigation water each day. The Waterworks employees assure this supply by maintaining and repairing over 450 miles of irrigation lines and 15,000 irrigation valves. Staff also attends to over 27,000 irrigation services.
  

Mission


Provide a safe, clean supply of potable water and an abundant supply of irrigation water by the most efficient means possible, while delivering exceptional customer service.

Vision


Provide both domestic and irrigation water in such abundance that will secure the City of Nampa’s prosperity for decades to come. To accomplish this we will install the best infrastructure available to us, remove and upgrade those items that don’t meet our high standards of excellence, continue to improve our processes and treat our customers with the highest level of service possible.

Irrigation 

March 27, 2020
   
City of Nampa Residents Expected to Receive 

Irrigation Water by Mid-April

As an essential service, the City of Nampa will begin its irrigation season April 1, and customers can expect full pressure by mid-April after crews have tested lines, flushed the system, and brought ditch pumps on line. Crews will work to ensure the water lines are functioning properly and may need to temporarily shut down a line for repair. Temporary closures may interrupt irrigation service for customers, and patience is appreciated. 

Nampa Meridian Irrigation District plans to release water into the canal systems April 6, Pioneer Irrigation District on April 11, and Boise-Kuna Irrigation District’s dates are still to be determined. 

Although the irrigation bills have a due date of April 1, 2020,
customers have until June 30, 2020 to pay without accruing any late fees or penalties on the current year’s assessment.

Irrigation water supplied through our irrigation system is a necessary and critical resource to farmers, homeowners, and businesses in our community. Nampa residents are asked to check the programming of their sprinkler control box to ensure they are not unknowingly over-watering. If customers notice a leak, they are encouraged to call the 24-hour hotline at 208-468-5860. Please know that due to the volume of calls, it may be necessary to leave a voice message. Staff will return calls as soon as possible.

Customers needing assistance setting a sprinkler control box are encouraged to contact a local landscaping professional. Residents are also strongly encouraged to install their own shut off valve to control sprinkler lines and are asked not to operate the city valve, as this is for emergency use only. 

The City of Nampa receives the majority of its irrigation water from canals and ditches supplied from mountain reservoirs like Arrow Rock, Lucky Peak, and Anderson Ranch. Pumps draw water from the canals and ditches to provide pressurized service to customers. The length of the irrigation season is dependent on water in the reservoirs and canals.

Residents are also strongly encouraged to install their own shut off valve to control sprinkler lines and not to operate the city valve as this is for emergency use only.