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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]