Baudette Municipal Utilities




We now accept utility payments by credit card at The City Office.

The City of Baudette provides electric, water, sewer, and refuse service to its customers. 




Electricity – The City of Baudette is one of 12-city members of the Northern Municipal Power Agency.  NMPA not only supplies power to its member cities but also owns a 30 percent share of the Coyote Station located near Beulah, North Dakota and a load-ratio share of the Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. transmission system.  Minnkota is the operating agent for NMPA and purchases capacity and energy from the Coyote Station not required by NMPA members.

Water – The City of Baudette provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: one  well ranging from 101 to 151 feet deep draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.  The wells are located ½ mile west of Baudette on the north side of State Highway 11.  The wells were drilled and put into service in 1996.  The average daily capacity is 185,000 gallons with the highest daily capacity at 372,000 gallons.  The new Water tower is located on the West end of town

Sewer – The City of Baudette’s sanitary sewer system consists of both gravity and force mains, seven lift stations, and a three-cell stabilization pond system.  The facility has a controlled discharge to the Rainy River and is designed to treat an average wet weather flow of 266,000 gallons per day.  Primary cells 1 and 2 have surface areas of approximately 24 acres and 8.3 acres respectively at an operating depth of 2.5 feet.  The secondary cell has a surface area of 15.6 acres at an operating depth of 3.4 feet.  The pond system has the total storage capacity of 56,400,000 gallons and is designed to provide a total detention time of 212 days.  The ponds are located on the northwest side of the city.


Refuse – The City contracts with Walleye Capital Sanitation for weekly refuse pick-up.  Recyclables are collected the first Wednesday of each month.


Customer Service – Utility services are administered through the City Office located at 106 Main Street W.  Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Mailing address:  PO Box 548   Baudette, MN  56623
Telephone:  218-634-1850  Fax:  218-634-2942


Utility Maintenance – The utility maintenance building is located at 219 8th Avenue SE. 
Office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Mailing address:  PO Box 548  Baudette, MN  56623
Telephone:  218-634-2432  Fax:  218-634-9777