Jack Warren

New director for Public Works

The city of Auburn has a new Public Works Department director. Auburn City Council approved the appointment of Bernie Schroeder to Public Works director in a unanimous vote Monday ...

Looking behind the scenes: County CEO’s support network dwindling

Marking up the notebook while considering my options for the upcoming state gubernatorial race. One candidate appears old, distant and out of touch while the other has already ser ...

Expansive treatment plant upgrades

The upgrades to the Auburn Wastewater Treatment plant are expansive, bring the plant into compliance with state and federal regulations and save the city lots of money. Auburn Cit ...

City faces $12,000-a-month wastewater fine

The city of Auburn could pay upward of $72,000 in fines if its wastewater treatment permit is not extended by next month. Jack Warren, Auburn’s public works director, issued a ...

Council votes to upgrade local wastewater plant

Although all five members of the Auburn City Council expressed a preference to join the proposed regional sewer plant based at Lincoln, they nevertheless voted unanimously Monday n ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

City reminds residents to do their part this storm season

Auburn officials are asking residents in the city and surrounding areas to take action and prevent storm water pollution and sewer clogs during the rainy season. When it rains, s ...

Healthy Waters campaign promotes Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month and city officials are promoting healthy waters in Auburn. Several local businesses have taken a leading role by signing up for the Healthy ...

Our View - Citizens must know how sewer decision will affect them

Local government needs to do much more to inform citizens about the looming wastewater treatment options, which will be costly, no matter which direction is taken. State and feder ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Wastewater treatment — spend more now or later?

Tuesday night’s Auburn City Council meeting should be about nothing more than simple economics. The question should be is it fiscally wiser to spend a couple of million bucks ...