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The Cando City Council Meetings are Open to the Public
City Council meetings are held in the meeting room at the Towner County Courthouse at 315 2nd Street on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's at 7:00pm.

Tri-State Paving is in town to start repairing streets around town, so please be patient and cautious around town. Thanks

The City of Cando 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. Please click here to view it.


Mowing Reminder

When mowing your lawn, please do not blow the grass clippings into the streets. The grass clippings will block up the storm sewer drains.


Lead Copper Survey Information



** Attention Residents**

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) has recently been tasked by the Environmental Protection Agency to perform an inventory of all water service lines in North Dakota. A water service line is the small pipe that comes under the foundation and delivers drinking water into your home. It is mandatory that all cities and water systems in North Dakota participate in this inventory.

The City of Cando has partnered with NDDEQ and Moore Engineering, Inc. to complete this inventory. In the coming weeks, you will receive a postcard from Moore Engineering in the mail to complete a survey. The survey can be accessed by scanning the QR code included on the postcard or at

If you have limitations that may prevent you from participating in the survey, please consider having a neighbor, friend, family member or call the City Office at 701-968-3632 to assist you with completing the survey. If you have any other questions on the survey, please do not hesitate to call 701-751-8363.


Your City Billed Explained

Effective 03/01/2024

Previous Balance - Previous Balance Due

Receipt - Payment was Made

Water - $12.00 base fee plus the total gallons used @0.0096/gal (9.60/1000)

Sewer - $10.00 base fee plus 0.00325/gal of water usage (3.25/1000)

Garbage S - $21.00/Single   

Garbage F - 27.00/Family charge for garbage service

Garbage Xtra - $11.00/Extra Tote

Street Repair - $8.50 fund set up to help with street repair expense

Basic Debt R - Debt retirement charge flat fee of $5.25

Usage Debt - Debt retirement charge based on water usage 0.0028/gal (2.80/1000)

Basic Debt and Usage Debt fees go directly to the payment for refinancing the water plant loan and hooking up to the NorthEast Regional Water.

Cur Charges - Balance due for the current billing cycle

Total Due - Current balance plus outstanding balances due

Application for Utility Services


Water Turned Off Policy for Non-Payment 

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Welcome to Cando, North Dakota

"...and in virtue of our authority we select this location and name the town 'Cando' to show you that we can do it."

- Capt. Prosper Parker | February 14th, 1884

Cando, ND, "Duck Capital of North Dakota" is centrally located in the Prairie Pothole Regions of the state. Cando's location makes it an excellent center for outdoor activities, such as first class fishing, big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as bird watching and nature photography.

On, you find so much information, whether your idea of fun is playing nine holes on our beautiful golf course or attending a musical production at the Audi Theatre, Cando definitely has something to satisfy everyone's taste. While you're in town, attend one of Cando's five churches - Cando Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, Christian Fellowship Church, Assembly of God Church and Sacred Heart Church.

Cando's history is on display at the Pioneer Museum, located on Main Street. The famous Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is located just 30 miles west of Cando.

Agriculture is the primary industry in Towner County. Cando also has several manufacturing facilities, which have added to the economic growth of the area. The Towner County Medical Center is one of the area's largest employers.

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