Auburn Water Works Board Lifts Drought Restrictions, Effective January 3, 2017
Auburn, Ala.- The Water Works Board of the City of Auburn (AWWB) has lifted water restrictions after Auburn experienced over six inches of rainfall during the New Year's Holiday weekend. Over four inches of that rainfall occurred on Monday, January 2. Overall, water levels at Lake Ogletree (the City’s primary drinking water supply) have risen over eight feet during this timeframe. In accordance with the AWWB’s Drought Management Plan, the Phase II Drought Warning and associated water restrictions and excess usage fees have been rescinded.
The AWWB appreciates the cooperation of its customers during this recent drought and encourages its customers to continue to be water conscious moving forward. The AWWB will continue to monitor our water resources and weather conditions over the next several months to ensure that water levels continue to recover to a point that we are ready to provide for the increased water demands of spring and summer.