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Public Works

The Public Works Department is committed to providing high quality services to the residents of our community. Our personnel strive to anticipate and identify problems and needs within our community. Services include the following:

Production and delivery of water for potable, industrial, and fire suppression use that meets federal and state health and welfare standards. Collection, treatment, and disposal of the community's wastewater in a manner that meets environmental protection requirements. Maintaining and repairing the network of streets, sidewalks, and drainage systems throughout our community.

Streets

The Public Works Streets Division is committed to maintaining and repairing the network of streets, sidewalks, storm drainage facilities, and street appurtenances throughout the City. We are committed to constantly training our personnel to ensure that these systems are maintained in the best condition possible. The safety of the general public in the use of these systems is of great importance.

Garage

Public Works Garage provides preventive maintenance and repair of the Cities automotive and heavy equipment. This work will protect the public's investment in these resources and provide safe and dependable units using cost effective methods so that City employees can perform with a minimum of downtime.

Water Utility*

The purpose of the Water Utility is to insure that the collection, treatment, storage, transmission and distribution of water is done in a professional manner which protects the public health; to provide potable water that is satisfactory for drinking in its physical, chemical and biological characteristics; and to produce adequate quantities of water to meet the demands for consumption, industrial uses, and fire suppression in a cost effective manner that preserves the public's investment in the water system. All of this is done in accordance with EPA and MDH regulations. The City of Lewiston's most recent drinking water Consumer Confidence Report is available at the lower right-hand corner of this page.

Public Notice - Important information about your drinking water: Tests show levels of Combined Radium (-226 & -228) above drinking water standers. The City of Lewiston public water supply routinely monitors for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Results show that the average level was 6.5 pCi/L for Combined Radium (-226 & -228). This is above the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5.4 pCi/L. Combined Radium (-226 & -228) occur naturally within the ground water. Some people who drink water containing Combined Radium (-226 & -228) in excess of the MCLs over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer. This is not an emergency. You do not need an alternative source of water, such as bottled water. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. Home water treatment units are available to reduce Combined Radium (-226 & -228), which include water softening, reverse osmosis, and distillation. It is recommended that these home water treatment units be certified to ensure Combined Radium (-226 & -228) removal. The use of carbon filters is not recommended for removal of Combined Radium (-226 & -228), as Combined Radium (-226 & -228) may accumulate in the filter over time. Your public water supply is considering methods to reduce the levels of Combined Radium (-226 & -228), which may include an alternative water source or water treatment. You will be informed when the public water supply has reduced the level and meets the standard.

Click here for a fact sheet on Combined Radium from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Sewer Utility*

The purpose of the Sewer Utility is to enhance the health and quality of life for City residents by insuring that the collection, treatment, and disposal of human waste is performed in a cost effective manner. To ensure public and environmental safety, this is done in compliance with EPA and MDH regulations.

*Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. Or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Residential, Commercial, and Sprinkler

Rates effective January 1, 2017

Current Water Rate

  • $14.19 Base Rate
  • $3.39 /1000 gallons (0-10,000)
  • $4.24 /1000 gallons (10,001-20,000)
  • $5.28 /1000 gallons (20,001-30,000)
  • $7.90 /1000 gallons (30,001 +)

 

Current Sewer Rate

  • $33.42 Minimum Rate (for 1st 1000 gallons)
  • $11.71 each addtional 1000 gallons
  • Other surcharges may apply
     
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