Despite Pend Oreille County’s remote feel, the area is conveniently located to a major international airport, plus there is access to rail.
Water and Sewer
In Newport, basic residential cost is $62.98 per month based on 10,000 gallons monthly usage.
Service provided by Pend Oreille Public Utility District. Base charge is $20; energy rate is $0.033 per kWh.
Thanks to a $34 million stimulus grant, the Pend Oreille County Community Network System bridges the digital divide, bringing a sophisticated communications system to the area with more than 125 miles of Fiber Optic Backbone. The area’s fiber-optic system captured media attention.