In an effort to ensure a ready supply of drinking water at a low cost, Auburn officials are exploring the possibility of building a municipal reservoir.
The city’s plans became public July 15 when two representatives of a Norcross engineering firm, Hayes James & Associates, appeared before the Auburn City Council to talk about a proposed $10,850 contract for preliminary water testing at two sites inside the city limits and a feasibility study to project the maximum “safe yield” of a new reservoir during drought conditions.
“We literally are just looking at it from the standpoint of ‘is there even a possibility?’” Mayor Linda Blechinger told the Barrow Journal after the meeting. “This is exploration. If the answer comes up no, then it’s no. But we won’t know until this company goes out and does this study.”