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The Department of Public Works is responsible for the public sewer main, which is located in the streets and easements. The property owner is responsible for the house lateral, including the pipe that connects from the public sewer main to the house.
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If you notice a manhole cover that is loose/broken please contact Public Works at 208-746-1316.
If you notice that you have a sewer backup in your drains please call Public Works at 208-746-1316. City personnel will troubleshoot. If the City’s main is flowing, the homeowner will then have to contact a plumber to correct the problem.
Public Works can put together a quote for equity buy-in fees which are required when connecting to the City's water and wastewater system. Please contact our office with the following information:
Staff may require additional information from you in order to better tailor the equity buy-in quote to your property. Please provide a name, phone number, and email address so that our staff can effectively communicate with you. Contact us at 208-746-1316, email@example.com, or in person at 215 D Street, Suite B in downtown Lewiston.
Equity buy-in (EBI) fees are one-time charges for new customers desiring to connect to the City’s water and/or sewer systems. These charges are assessed to recover costs over and above the direct costs associated with connecting a new service to the system.
The EBI charge reflects the expected demand that a new customer will place upon that system and the current depreciated value for the replacement of the system. The charges are reviewed and updated per the annual audit of the system and represent the reasonable prorated share of the value of the system that has been constructed and maintained for the new customer’s use.
All EBI fees collected are deposited in a specific revenue account and are to be used only for the replacement of the capacity of the water and sewer system and not for any other use.