Primghar is well served by good utilities - some community owned, some commercial.
GARBAGE In Primghar the Town & Country Disposal company picks up residential garbage every Friday. Contents too heavy for one container or bag (more than 75 pounds) must be divided into additional containers. Anything over two 32-gallon containers must have a tag purchased from City Hall for $1 before the garbage will be taken. *The yellow Recycling containers are for recyclables ONLY. Commercial garbage is picked up ?? and Friday.
RECYCLING Yellow recycling containers sit in front of almost every house - helping you and the City overall. State law limits the amount of garbage we can send to the landfill--there is a real cost for excess. Recycle trucks (from T&C Disposal) are here 1st and 3rd Wednesdays (early-please have containers out by 7 AM). Commercial recycling follows the same schedule. MORETOP
ELECTRICITY The City provides electrical service. Rates are set by the City Council and adjusted to follow its cost. The City's backup generator is used in case the supply is interrupted. Recent system wide improvements have assured us that we can deliver. MORE
WATER City water comes from the Dakota Aquifer. Two wells help assure us continued delivery. Along with the rest of the world, we urge you to conserve water. A leak on your side of the meter costs you--another reason to conserve. And sewer rates are based on water usage. MORE
SEWERS Runoff and sanitary sewers are two separate systems. Septic tanks are not allowed in the city limits. Again, conservation - through low flow shower heads and stools plus general good stewardship helps keep the price down. MORE
CABLE, INTERNET, TELEPHONE, TV Two providers serve Primghar. The Community Agency (TCA) is jointly owned by Hartley, Paullina, Primghar, and Sanborn with satellite equipment in Sanborn. TCA provides cable TV, dialup and cable internet, and telephone service. Profits are shared by the four communities. Iowa Telecom, a shareholder owned company, provides telephone service and internet - either DSL or dialup. Cell phone coverage is provided by several services. Skylink Network uses antennae on our watertower. MORE
NATURAL GAS/PROPANE Natural gas is provided by Black Hills Energy (formerly Aquila). Emergency Number is 800.694.8989, Call Before You Dig Number is 811 or, in Iowa,800.292.8989. Propane is not allowed in the city limits. Local distributors include Producers COOP of Gaza and Nicholson-Edwards of Primghar. MORE