Nelson has more than 79 kilometres of sanitary sewer pipe in the ground servicing 3,100 properties in most areas of the city.
Nelson’s water is considered to be of excellent quality.
One of the many benefits of living in Nelson is that we own a power generation and distribution utility; Nelson Hydro. Not only does this benefit residents with some of the lowest electrical rates in North America, but it also allows us to run communications lines on the power poles. Very few municipalities have this opportunity.
Nelson Hydro is a City of Nelson owned and operated utility, and is the local supply authority for electrical service in the City of Nelson and surrounding area.