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.


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.


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) reports (2018, 2017) are available under Departments/City Government/Public Notices.

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.

Pay Utility Bills

  • Current Water Rate

    • $17.98 Base Rate
    • $4.28 /1000 gallons (0-10,000)
    • $5.34 /1000 gallons (10,001-20,000)
    • $6.68 /1000 gallons (20,001-30,000)
    • $10.01 /1000 gallons (30,001 +)
    • $0.81 Safe Drinking Water Fee (MDH) / Per Month/Connection
  • Current Sewer Rate

    • $36.15 Minimum Rate (for first 1000 gallons)
    • $12.67 each additional 1000 gallons
  • Water Reconnection Fee – $75 During Normal Hours (M – F 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

    Water Reconnection Fee – $150 After Hours

  • Rates effective January 1, 2024

Well Head Protection Plan

Drinking Water Reports

Lewiston works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of these reports are to provide you with information on your drinking water and how to protect our precious water resources.

2023 Lewiston Drinking Water Report
2022 Lewiston Drinking Water Report
2021 Lewiston Drinking Water Report
2020 Lewiston Drinking Water Report

Contact the Public Works Director, at 507-523-2257 or if you have questions about Lewiston’s drinking water. You can also ask for information about how you can take part in decisions that may affect water quality.

Source Water Educational Resources