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The Effects of Storm Water Pollution on Cedar Creek

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator When precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground, storm water runoff occurs. Storm water often picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants. These flow into a municipal storm sewer system or discharge directly to a lake, stream, river, or […]

Sixth and Main Revitalization Project Pours New Life into Downtown

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development This past February, the City launched the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project to invest in vital infrastructure improvements in Downtown Auburn. The project—which was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs—is now complete! If you’ve […]

The Threat of Polluted Storm Water Run-off

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks and streets prevent storm water from naturally soaking into the ground. And in those cases, storm water can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt […]

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 […]

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? […]