The work of the Auburn Engineering Department directly impacts the residents and businesses of Auburn. They play a significant part in infrastructure projects – especially those involving water and sewer lines, local roads, trails and ADA compliance – during the design, bidding and construction staking/inspection phases. With deep expertise in civil engineering, land surveying and the construction utilities industry, the Engineering Department works closely with all other city departments as well as the state and federal governments. Additionally, the department is responsible for GPS data collection of new and existing infrastructure for the Global Information Systems (GIS) database mapping system for the City of Auburn. The Engineering Department helps facilitate growth and development in Auburn by implementing the master plans for water, sewer, transportation and planning.