Water Department

Boscobel residents and businesses use over 90 million gallons of water each year. Water is vital to our community and we are fortunate in Boscobel to have a high-quality water supply. One of our priorities is protecting this natural resource!

There are three high-capacity wells in Boscobel ranging from approximately 80-400 feet deep.  The water is treated and tested regularly to ensure Boscobel residents and businesses continue to receive a safe and plentiful water supply.

Meter Reading & Billing

Similar to reading your electric meter, Boscobel Utilities crew members collect usage data from your water meter with an automatic meter reading (AMR) device, as well as manually reading most meters using a touchpad system.  Meters are hooked up indoors to prevent freezing and breaking and are wired to a small box hooked to the outside of the building, where we retrieve the readings to determine monthly usage.  At the same time, utility crew reads the electric meters, they are reading the water meters too.  
In some cases or during certain times of the year, we may not be able to get close enough to your meter, or our data collection devices are not able to communicate with your meter to deliver consumption data. In that event, we may try to contact you.  If we are unable to reach you, we may provide you with an estimated billing statement, based on your normal usage history for that time of year. Any difference between the amount actually used and the estimated amount billed is corrected automatically when the next regular meter reading is obtained.  Ultimately, you pay only for the amount of water actually used.

View our Residential, Commercial and Industrial Water Rates

Water Quality

Boscobel Utilities routinely monitors the city’s drinking water according to Federal and State regulations. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

View our most recent Water Quality Report

If you have any questions about this report, or concerning your water utility, please contact us at (608) 375-5002.