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Lifelong Career of Enjoying Daily Work

Twenty-five years with an employer these days is quite impressive. And, for Todd Sattison, it is especially noteworthy. As he begins his 25th year with the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, he steps into the role of WPC Superintendent. It’s a role that he’s trained for his entire career as he’s held […]

State of the City

By Norm Yoder, Mayor, City of Auburn Last night I gave my final State of the City address. I’ve been blessed to serve Auburn as Mayor for the past 19-plus years—though it seems like just yesterday when I took the oath of office on December 31, 1999, just before Y2K. My years as Mayor have […]

What are the Benefits of Recycling Oil?

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator Recycling used motor oil benefits the environment, public health and the economy. It’s easy to understand how recycled motor oil could make an impact when you consider the damage non-recycled oil does today. Oil improperly disposed of in landfills, ditches or waterways, […]

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 […]