water manager given service award
May 4, 2009 | LEWISTON -- The Operator Certification
Commission (OCC) recognized and awarded Lewiston's water
system manager Mark H. Blair with a 15 year service
The Commission said that they would like to thank
the Lewiston community for providing the training and
resources to keep their operators certified. Lewiston
water comes from HY Bair Spring, Griffin Well, and Clear
Creek Spring. The public work team uses a drinking water
source protection plan to guard water sources from contamination.
Blair said, "In 28 years we have only had one non-compliant
year; and that was because the testing materials were
"We are lucky to have the quality of water that we
have," said Mayor Kelly Field, "There are cities that
do not meet federal standards. I'm glad we are not in
The OCC secretary, D. Kim Dyches said, "Many times
the efforts and countless hours that have gone into
ensuring that the water served to your community is
safe, goes unnoticed."
Blair warns to citizens that "unapproved and improper
piping changes or connections can adversely affect not
only the availability, but also the quality of the water."
He said that when cross connection is allowed to exist
at your home it will affect you and your family first.
In the Quality on Tap Report (Lewiston water report)
it states that the city meets all federal and state
requirements. Blair said that the operators are constantly
monitoring the water.
Blair said, "We at Lewiston city work around the clock
to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that
all our customers help us protect our water sources,
which are the heart of our community, our way of life
and our children's future."
All numbers and details of the water report are available
at the city office.