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Lewiston was incorporated as a city in 1863.
The city built a system that used water wheels to pump water into an elevated reservoir. The system began service on December 24, 1878.
Water in Lewiston is currently supplied the City of Lewiston.
1873 An act to supply the cities of Lewiston and Auburn with pure water. February 27, 1873.
1876 An act to amend an act entitled "an act to supply the cities of Lewiston and Auburn with Pure Water." February 22, 1876.
1879 "Lewiston Water Works," Lewiston Evening Journal, July 22, 1879, Page 2.
Water Works. Report of the Water Board upon the Construction of the
The Board met on Christmas eve, December 24, 1878, at the pump-house. At nine o'clock notice was given by Mr. Tidd, the Engineer, that the pumps were ready to start, and on motion of Mr. Barker, Mayor Lyford was requested to raise the gates. The water was slowly let on ; the pumps promptly and steadily responded; in an hour the water from the pump-well was entering the reservoir, and your Commissioners felt that the Lewiston Water Works were in successful operation.
1882 Lewiston, from Engineering News 9:387 (November 11, 1882)
from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States,"
by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.
1888 "Lewiston," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.
1890 "Lewiston," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.
1891 "Lewiston," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.
from Manual of American Water Works,
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