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Water Resource Management
Eric Carson, P.E.
The Water Resource Management (WRM) Department is responsible for sewage collection and treatment, water treatment and distribution, and watershed management.
The Mission of the Water Resource Management Department is to manage the water quality of Auburn's water resources and to provide excellent water and sewer services to all residents and businesses. Excellent service includes appropriate service hours and a trained, courteous staff to provide timely, accurate, and appropriate information and assistance. We will achieve this by:
Providing technical assistance and recommendations to the City Manager and Water Works Board on all water, storm water quality and sanitary sewer issues.
Operating and maintaining public utilities in a fiscally sound manner while providing a level of service exceeding legal requirements.
Working cooperatively with other City Departments to address the future water and sanitary sewer needs of the City based on new developments, annexations, and industrial growth.
Encouraging environmental awareness and education as they relate to clean water issues.
Pursuing knowledge of the best available technology and procedures relating to water supply and treatment, and sewer collection and treatment.
Cleaned 57 miles of Sewer Main
Completed Video Inspection of 3 miles of Sewer Main
Responded to 260 Sewer Service Calls
Recycled 573 Gallons of Household Grease
Treated 2.1 Billion Gallons of Wastewater
Completed 400 Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspections
Inspected over 60 miles of Local Streams
Inspected 341 Stormwater Outfalls
Treated 1.7 Billion Gallons of Water
Sold 2.6 Billion Gallons of Water
Completed 24,927 Water System Work Orders
Flushed 1,741 Fire Hydrants
FY 2011 Completed Projects
Sewage Collection and Treatment
Completed the Installation of a new Screen and Compactor at the Northside WPCF;
Completed the Installation of a redundant Belt Filter Press at the H.C. Morgan WPCF;
Completed the Design of the 2012 H.C. Morgan Improvements Project;
Began Construction on the Southside Cured in Place Pipe Project (CIPP) to remediate inflow and infiltration (I/I);
Completed the Northside Flow Monitoring Study;
Completed the Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) for the Janet Drive Area;
Completed the Design of the Basin 12 (Janet Drive Area) CIPP Project;
Completed an Operating Permit Renewal for the Northside WPCF with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM);
Completed an Operating Permit Renewal for the H.C. Morgan WPCF with ADEM; and
Completed a Sewer Rate Study with assistance from the Finance Department.
Water Treatment and Distribution
Completed the Design of a new 1,200 Gallon per Minute Water Supply Well;
Began Construction of the new Water Supply Well (AWWB Well No. 3) – Completion Scheduled for May 2012;
Completed the Design and Construction of 8,700 LF of 16-inch Water Main;
Completed Phase I of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Improvements at the Water Plant with assistance from the IT Department;
Completed the Installation of two new Clarifier Drives at the Water Plant;
Completed Concrete Restoration in two Clarifier Basins at the Water Plant;
Completed the Design of the Chemical Tank Replacement Project at the Water Plant;
Completed the Rehabilitation and Painting of the Shug Jordan and Farmville Water Storage Tanks; and
Completed a Water Rate Study with assistance from the Finance Department.
Completed Lake Ogletree Spillway Rehabilitation Project.
Developed an Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection software program in coordination with the Information Technology (IT) Department;
Developed an ADEM permit tracking database in coordination with the IT Department; and
Completed an updated Stormwater Management Plan to comply with requirements of the new Phase II General Stormwater Permit.
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