VCPW Electrical Energy Resource Mix

The diverse mix of power supply resources results in reliable, affordable and environmentally friend electric service for Valley City’s citizens and businesses.

VCPW receives an allocation of hydroelectric power from Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). In total, VCPW receives 77% of its power from renewable resources which is very high in comparison to the national average of 17% renewable energy (2018 average).

For more detailed information, please see the Power Supply Resource Mix 2019 – Valley City PDF.

City Cleanup Week 2019: May 6-10

Attention Valley City Residents – City Cleanup May 6TH through May 10TH

Valley City will conduct its annual residential waste cleanup the week of May 6TH through May 10TH.  The free pickup and disposal is for residential waste only.

Valley City residents are encouraged to clean up, clean off, and clean out their properties.  On your regular garbage pickup day, put all your garbage, including the extra, out in your regular pick up spot by 7:00 AM, and Valley City Public Works will pick it up.  There is no limit on the number of bags, cans, boxes, etc., and no extra charge.  We will pick up general household garbage, couches, chairs, furniture, branches and wood DO NOT BAG OR BOX BRANCHES.  Paints and liquids can be disposed of in a dry, hardened form.  Cat litter, floor dry or sawdust can be used to absorb the liquid.  Empty cans can be left out with garbage. LEFTOVER PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL DURING CLEAN UP WEEK BUT MUST BE DRIED.

Residents may take their appliances to Truck and Auto Salvage or Valley Recycling Center. There may be a fee for refrigeration or freezing units with Freon.

The following items WILL NOT be picked up:

Leaves and grass need to be taken to the collection site at the landfill at no charge.

  • Tires must be taken to the transfer station. The disposal fee cannot be charged, cash only.
  • Batteries may be taken to the salvage yards or Valley Recycling Center.
  • Scrap metal may be taken to Valley Recycling Center.
  • Grass, leaves, yard waste

Help the garbage crews by putting the garbage into boxes, bags or cans not to exceed 32 gallons or 50 lbs.

Note:  Free disposal of grass, leaves, branches, trees, used motor oil and metal can be disposed of at the Transfer Station all year long.

Post expires at 10:21am on Thursday May 30th, 2019

Utility Rates

Utility Rates are set by Resolution of the Board of City Commissioners. The following rates have been approved by the Commission:

If you have questions about the utility rates that are in effect for your property, please contact Public Works at (701) 845-0380.

Construction Updates

The following construction updates are posted on the City Engineer page:

  • Permanent Flood Protection
  • Paving Improvement Projects
  • Sanitary Sewer Improvement Projects
  • Storm Sewer Improvement Projects

These will also appear on the homepage under “Recent Posts.”

Truck Route Locations & Map

The Truck Routes are indicated on the following map or described below:

The following portions of streets, to be used in accordance with the provisions of  V.C.M.C. 14-12-26, are hereby established as truck routes:

  1. Main Street from the east city limits to the west city limits.
  2. 9th Avenue NW from Main Street W, north to the city limits.
  3. 5th Avenue NE from Main Street E, north to the city limits.
  4. 12th Street NW from 5th Avenue NE on the east to 9th Avenue NW on the west 8th Avenue SW from Main Street west, south to the city limits.
  5. 12th Avenue SE from Main Street east, south to Winter Show Road.
  6. Winter Show Road from 8th Avenue SW on the west to 12th Avenue SE on the

Garbage Pickup during Holiday Weeks

Valley City Public Works will adjust the dates when garbage is picked up for the holidays listed below. Announcements are made on KOVC 1490 AM, through the Times-Record, and on the City of Valley City website. You can subscribe to email notifications of these and other Public Service Announcements on our subscription page.

New Year’s Day
President’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day


Disposing of Waste into Sewer System

We are asking all users of the city’s sewer system to follow one rule: “if it ain’t toilet paper, don’t flush it.” By following this simple rule, we can all save money and limit the inconvenience of putting up with a sewer system that does not work.


  • Cooking grease solidifies and causes blockage within both residential and city sewer lines.
  • Wipes, toilet bowl scrubbers collect in the City’s wet well and must be removed. These items don’t just flow to the lagoons.

Sewer Backup

Sewer Backup

To report a sewer backup, contact Public Works at (701) 845-0380.

If there is sewer backup into your premise, it does not mean the City is liable for any resultant damage or cleanup costs. In fact, in most instances of a sewer backup, there is no liability on the part of the City.

Contact your insurance agent to request an endorsement to your homeowner or business insurance that provides for cleanup costs and damage to your premises or personal property caused by a sewer backup. This will ensure funds are available in the instance of sewer backup for you to cleanup and repair any damage.

Snow Removal

Snow Removal