The City of Lewiston and Auburn Water District recognize that without Lake Auburn they would not be able to provide safe potable water to its citizens and commercial users. Ordinances provide guidelines and standards to safeguard the interests of the people of the L-A area.
Included are some of the most frequently applied standards to the Lake Auburn Watershed. Please contact the City of Auburn and/or Auburn Water District if you have any planned activity within the watershed such as new buildings or additions, tree cutting or earth moving, commercial activity, etc. There may be other ordinances and permitting requirements that you will have to meet.
- Lake Auburn Ordinances Cover Letter (.PDF)
- Phosphorus Control Ordinance (.PDF)
- Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (.PDF)
- Lake Auburn Watershed Overlay District (.PDF)
- Gravel Mining Ordinance (contact Auburn Water District for more info)
- Invasive Aquatic Plants
The following Legislative Documents established the rights for the cities of Lewiston and Auburn to provide public drinking water:
- Act to Supply Lewiston and Auburn with Pure Water 1873– established rights of water to cities of Lewiston & Auburn
- Act to Amend 1875– changes the name of Wilson Pond to Lake Auburn and provides additional rights to Lewiston
- Act to Amend 1876– provides additional rights to Lewiston
The Lewiston Water Utility is permitted by 1873 Private & Special Laws, Chapter 386 approved February 27, 1873; and 1899 Private & Special Laws, Chapter 153 approved March 15, 1899 to provide water from various sources to the City of Lewiston and its inhabitants.