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Improvements Flow into City’s Water Infrastructure as a Result of Rate Increase

By Randy Harvey, Superintendent, Auburn Water Department Beginning July 1, Auburn Water rate-payers will see an increase in their monthly bill. The increase is the first in nearly two decades. While none of us likes an increase, I hope our rate-payers will recognize that as a non-profit entity, Auburn Water has worked diligently to operate […]

Downtown Revitalization Efforts Include Streetlight Upgrades

By Chris Schweitzer, General Manager, City of Auburn Electric Department The City of Auburn and Auburn Electric have launched a streetlight upgrade program for downtown and other primary corridors. Beginning with a pilot project this week, residents will begin to see existing “cobra head” streetlights replaced with decorative LED fixtures. These upgrades are an important […]

The Facts of Sediment

Part our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator Sediment is the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That’s why the city’s  Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department is focused on minimizing sediment and protecting our local bodies of water. What is sediment? […]

Designate Auburn’s West Side as State Opportunity Zone

By Amy Schweitzer, Department of Building, Planning & Development The City of Auburn has a big opportunity in front of us, and we need your help by Friday, March 23. One DeKalb County Census Tract (or area) is eligible to be designated an Opportunity Zone for the next 10 years. For Auburn, that Census Tract […]

The Heart of Downtown: Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project Begins

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development You may have seen mentions on the city’s social media pages or via our new app about construction on Sixth and Main streets. Most recently, Auburn Electric performed some work to get the area ready for burying existing overhead utilities. As the weather improves, construction […]