Stormwater Drainage System Utility

The Stormwater Drainage System Utility functions like the Wastewater, Water, and Sanitation utilities with user fees used for the operation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and improvement of the City's stormwater drainage system in a manner that protects the public health, safety, and water quality.

Starting January 1, 2024, user fees for Stormwater Drainage System Services including, but not limited to, inspections, cleaning, repair, and replacement of underground infrastructure, surface drainage/infiltration (ditches, swales, etc.), existing inlets, and culverts in the stormwater drainage system will be included on your monthly utility bill.

Resolution 2023-50 (Effective January 1, 2024)

Description Fee
Service Area 1 fee per ERU$7.40
Service Area 1 fee per ERU – Utility Assistance Program$5.54
Service Area 2 fee per ERU$5.70
Service Area 2 fee per ERU – Utility Assistance Program$4.04


Check out the User Fee page for more information about how monthly user fees are calculated and what you can do to reduce your monthly user fee.


Resolution 2023-41 (Effective October 1, 2023)

Description Fee
Fee to appeal a written order or decision of the Public Work's Department$200.00

Questions or Concerns?

You can contact the City and your elected officials in the following ways:
  • Emailing dsu@cityoflewiston.org;
  • Calling 208-746-1316 extension 0;
  • Providing a public comment at Public Works Advisory Commission meetings by attending in-person or by submitting your comment to be read aloud by mailing it to PO Box 617, Lewiston, Idaho 83501 or emailing it to publicworks@cityoflewiston.org; or
  • Providing a public comment at City Council meetings by attending in-person or by submitting your comment to be read aloud by mailing it to PO Box 617, Lewiston, Idaho 83501 or emailing it to the City Clerk; or
  • Sharing your thoughts directly with your City Councilors.

A Brief History of the Stormwater Drainage System Utility

The following interactive timeline calls out the City's public education and outreach efforts in 2023 through City Council meetings, Public Works Advisory Commission meetings, public events, social media posts, utility billing inserts, postcards, public notices, and more.

If you have any questions or experience difficulties accessing any of the embedded hyperlinks, please contact us at dsu@cityoflewiston.org.