Greenacres County Water Sewer District

​  Greenacres County Water & Sewer District
PO Box 657
Kalispell, MT 59903

May 2019

Reminder  Regular District Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 PM. Meetings are regularly held at Flathead County Library. Agendas are posted on the community bulletin board located at Eagle Park.

Emergency Procedures  Have enough water stored for your domestic use in the case that we have a prolonged water system failure. Each resident should have enough water stored in order to provide for each person in the family for at least two days. It is recommended to have at least 1 gal./person per day.

Water Payments  Meters are read on the first of each month. Bills will be sent out by the seventh of the month and are due before close of business on the twenty eighth of each month. If the twenty eighth falls on a weekend or holiday, the bill is due on the last business day before the twenty eighth. Any payments received after the due date will be assessed the $15.00 late fee. Payments can be mailed in, set up with your bank to mail your payment prior to the due date, paid through PayPal on the web page, or delivered to Bryan Gilbertson, CPA located at 690 North Meridian Road, Suite 217. They are open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 12:00PM and 1:00 to 5:00PM. Friday from 8:00 to 12:00PM. They are closed on holidays

Summer Irrigation  The Board has voted to continue the reduced summer water rates for the months of May through September. This is in response to requests made to encourage watering of lawns by reducing costs through the summer months. The base rate of $37 for the first 3,000 gal. remains the same. After that, the variable rate of $2.75/ thousand gallons will be reduced to $1.50/ thousand gallons. It will be reevaluated at at the end of the year. 
For those on City sewer, the City of Kalispell also has a reduced “Summer Sprinkling rate”. Check their website, kalispell.com for more information.  
There is no irrigation schedule again this year. You can make summer water bills less expensive by making a larger payment during winter, when water usage is lower, to create a credit that can be used during the summer months. Please use water responsibly.

Electronic Payments  The District has set up a PayPal account for those residents who would like to make payments electronically. Go to the District Web Site www.gcwsd.net , Select the Payment info tab, scroll down to the Pay Now button, and follow the prompts to get set up to make your payments. You are not required to have a PayPal account to make a payment.

Website  To help keep residents informed, the District has set up a website. It is gcwsd.net. District history, rates, By-Laws, newsletters, etc. are listed.

Estimating Meter Readings  Some of you may have noticed that your water bill has been estimated. This happens when there has been a failure of the component that electronically reads the number of gallons used from the meter. The meter is still calculating usage but the “reader” has malfunctioned. When the “reader” gets replaced it gives the current accurate reading. An adjusted billing will occur which brings your bill back to the actual usage. We had to wait for a backlog of meter components from the manufacturer so we were not able to immediately replace 
parts as needed. We apologize for any inconvenience

Board Vacancy   There currently is a vacancy on the Board of Directors. If you have an interest in serving please contact a current board member.

District Board Members
Debbie Dominick, President                                  212-9277   
Brian Marotz, Vice President                                       212-1614
Bob Thomson, Secretary/Treasurer                            755-6964
Linda McDevitt.                                                            261-2122
Vacant