Service Providers

Traill County maintains low-cost utility services to regional businesses and residential customers. With such a variety of public and private providers you can depend on affordable, dependable service to your business.


Water in Traill County is supplied by Traill Rural Water, the City of Hillsboro, and the City of Mayville.

Grand Forks Traill Water District
Traill Rural Water
City of Hillsboro
City of Mayville


The Energy Information Administration 2010 report shows the average retail and commercial prices for electricity in North Dakota are some of the lowest in the nation.

  • Residential: 6.92 cents per kilowatt hour (lowest in the nation)
  • Commercial: 6.47 cents per kilowatt hour (second lowest in the nation)
  • Industrial: 6.18 cents per kilowatt hour
  • All Sectors Average: 6.58 cents per kilowatt hour (third lowest in the nation)

City of Hillsboro: The City of Hillsboro provides the community of Hillsboro with city-owned electric service.

Nodak Electric: Nodak Electric is a public utility cooperative based in Grand Forks serving as the electric distribution utility in a portion of northeast North Dakota, including rural Traill County. Nodak Electric provides power to more than 13,000 customers.

Xcel Energy: Xcel Energy is an electricity and natural gas energy company offering energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. Xcel Energy serves the communities of Mayville, Portland, Hatton, Reynolds, Buxton, and Cummings in Traill County.


Dakota Carrier Network: Provides fiber running north from Traill County through Grand Forks, Bismarck, Fargo and back. This provides alternate routes and ensures fully redundant, uninterrupted service.

Halstad Telephone Company: Provides all-digital network of cable television, telephone, DSL and wireless broadband Internet service. Halstad Telephone Company also provides fiber routes.

Midcontinent Communications: Provides digital cable, citywide build-out and two-way broadband services.

Onvoy Network: Maintains a physically redundant OC-48 fiber ring routing from Grand Forks to Fargo and Minneapolis.

Polar Communications: Provides wireless broadband and DSL service, plus telephone and cable television.

Century Link: Provides DS3 alternate self-healing routes of fully redundant protection for local loop service and central office connectivity.