May 19, 2023 | Demolition is Complete

The demolition and cleanup of the City's high reservoir roof structure is complete. All the materials depicted in the photo provided in the slideshow shown above have been removed from the site. Moving forward, the next step will be to prep the concrete structure and piping. Staff is also finalizing the construction design for approval through the Department of Environmental Quality. 

Please note that irrigation restrictions remain in effect for City of Lewiston water customers within the service area identified on the service area map, which can be accessed at 

As temperatures rise, the demand for irrigation water increases. Our city staff closely monitors the water system's functionality in response to these rising temperatures. Thanks to our customers' understanding and cooperation, we have successfully averted a system failure despite the high demand for irrigation water during this season. Historical water usage data confirms that, without the community’s water conservation efforts, the normal demand would have surpassed the available water supply. 

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1. January 18, 2023 | Rupture Occurred
2. January 19, 2023 | Council Approves Resolution for Emergency Spending
3. January 25, 2023 | Reservoir Drained and Isolated from System
4. January 26, 2023 | Boil Water Order Lifted
5. January 23, 2023 | Council Issues a Continuance of Local Disaster Emergency
6. February 7, 2023 | Mayor Issues Order Terminating Local Disaster Emergency
7. February 23, 2023 | Technical Update Provided to Staff
8. March 27, 2023 | Council Approved Recommendation to Reuse the High Reservoir
9. April 17, 2023 | Discovery that First Plan was No Longer Viable
10. May 2, 2023 | Irrigation Restrictions Begin for Affected Water Customers
11. May 3, 2023 | Council Amends Emergency Expenditures Resolution
12. May 4, 2023 | Council Approves Second Proposed Plan and Contractor Moves Forward
13. May 12, 2023 | Demolition Begins
14. May 19, 2023 | Demolition is Complete