The historic community of Lewistown has experienced numerous sewage disposal issues, such as: small lot sizes (resulting in insufficient land available for septic system repair or replacement), poorly drained soils, age of septic systems, and use of sewage holding tanks.
The County identified conceptual plans for a public sewer system in Lewistown to address immediate and long-term public health needs.
The Plan for Lewistown includes expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant, establishment of a Sewer Service Area, and sewer category changes of properties within the new Service Area. The Water and Sewerage Plan amendment (WS 15-13) that established the sewer service area and reclassified properties was approved by the Frederick County Council on April 5, 2016. The Maryland Department of the Environment approved Plan amendment WS 15-13 on October 11, 2016.