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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? […]

Auburn’s Biosolids Benefit Agricultural Community Across State

Dan Rabe started as an operator at Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) department after a stint in the air force. That was 28 years ago. Today, he is the face—and arms and legs and one-man operation—of the WPC’s Biosolids Program. In fact, he helped launch it in 1998 and has run the regional program ever […]

WPC Provides Important Community Service

When Dave Lochner started working at the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department two days after graduating from high school, he had no idea that he was embarking on what would become a lifelong career as a civil servant. Lochner joined the WPC Department in 1972 as a plant operator. From the beginning, […]

Event Highlights Importance of Watersheds to Community

By Todd Sattison, Programs Coordinator, WPC The City of Auburn is proud to be part of the upcoming Watershed and Spread event on March 2 from 6:30-8 at Middaugh Hall at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds (708 S. Union Street Auburn, IN 46706). Hosted by the St. Joe River Watershed Initiative, Dekalb SWCD, Purdue Extension and […]