Engineering Division

Services

The Engineering Division primary function is to plan, design, and construct projects that meet the needs of the city’s infrastructure. The division also provides a broad range of support and services to various city departments and city systems. Roles and mission:

  • Assisting with the city’s street maintenance and restoration program, including repaving, rehabilitation, and reconstruction
  • Engineering takes a broad role in installing and maintaining sewer and water infrastructure throughout the City by analysis, design, budgeting, and overseeing construction of sewer, storm drainage, water distribution systems for replacements, relocations, repairs and new installations
  • Compliance with federal stormwater requirements, NPDES and administering five-year plan increments
  • Implementing Lewiston’s 15-year Combined Sewer Overflow Program - Separating or storing combined sewer to reduce discharge to the Androscoggin River, as well as required monitoring and associated permitting with the Maine DEP 
  • Maintaining compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) - this includes needs analysis and upgrades to treatment facilities, storage and pumping systems, water main network consisting of 6 to 24 inch diameter pipe, cooperative and shared role in treatment with Auburn Water District (AWD)
  • Participating in the Maine Department of Transportation’s (MeDOT) Locally Administered Projects (LPA) Program; this program allows the city to implement MeDOT projects in-house, providing planning, engineering, and construction as if we were MeDOT
  • Engineering coordinates with MeDOT and ATRC for transportation studies, signalizations, pedestrian & bicycle planning
  • The division oversees the Asset Management system to support work orders, work flows, budget planning, compliance and scheduling 
  • Support to the Planning & Code Enforcement  'staff review' process for submitted site development applications
  • The division's office is also home of the city’s spatial database known as the Geographic Information System (GIS).

Additional Information

Excavation