The Auburn Water District is a quasi-municipal water utility providing public drinking water and fire protection services to the citizens of the City of Auburn, Maine. The District treats and delivers over one billion gallons of water annually.
Water comes from Lake Auburn, is treated, and then pumped through a distribution system consisting of approximately 135 miles of water main and 556 fire hydrants. The system also consists of 3 storage reservoirs and a standpipe which provide for a combined storage volume of 7.4 million gallons. The storage capacity allows the system to meet peak system demands while also providing a reserve for fire demands or emergencies.
The Auburn Water District was formally organized by a Charter granted by the Maine Legislature in 1923. The fiscal and operational decisions of the District are made by a seven-member Board of Trustees that is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Auburn and the Auburn City Council. The Trustee meetings are open to the public and are tentatively scheduled to take place at 4:00 PM every third Wednesday of the month at the District office building at 268 Court Street.