Stormwater Phase II
Stormwater pollution is the leading cause of water quality problems in the State of Maine. When rain falls onto any surface, and runs into catch basins, streams, or rivers it carries pollution along with it. These pollutants include pet waste, oil, fertilizers, trash and sediment.
The City of Auburn is working to prevent stormwater pollution by preparing a five-year Stormwater Management Plan. Every year, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires that the city reports their progress in implementing the plan and updates the plan to better protect stormwater. Each year annual reports provide an updated five-year plan and describe the progress made for the year.