Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Lewiston Water Treatment Plant

Event Date:
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 8:00am

Construction to begin on Water Treatment Plant in Lewiston

The Construction Review article accounces the ground breaking ceremony for the project and features the history of the water treatment plant, plans for the design, and construction of the new plant.

A link to the full article can be found here and a video of the ground breaking ceremony can be found here (extended version) and here (short version).

The city of Lewiston, Idaho, has broken ground on a new water treatment facility. The present 97-year-old Water Treatment Plant was built in 1924 when Lewiston had a population of fewer than 9,000 people. The improved plant’s design and construction method, known as Progressive Design Build, is unique. Throughout the process, the City of Lewiston, Stantec, the design company, and IMCO, the contractor, will collaborate. The project has a budget of $25 million and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.

"The water treatment plant is a big capital project that the city has been planning for many years. Just a huge thank you to those who constructed it over a century ago and those who have kept it running ever since... We’re already working with the construction contractor during the design process, which is unusual. We’re constantly looking for methods to keep the water treatment plant as inexpensive as possible, so we’ll be utilizing some old facilities that are still in use" Dustin Johnson, Director of Public Works for the City of Lewiston, said.