Public Works


Our Department is responsible for Grounds Maintenance, road and sidewalk maintenance, street sign installation, snow and ice control, Water Distribution System, and litter control.

Grounds Maintenance

Our Department maintains City property, including City Hall, Police Department, Museum, Community Center, five Parks, the City’s cemetery, and certain rights of way. Maintenance activities include cutting grass, fire ant control, edging, graffiti removal, leaf removal, and meeting room set-up.

Road and Sidewalk Maintenance

Public Works is responsible for maintenance of all roads within the City limits, except for Georgia’s Highway 8 and 324, that are maintained by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT).

Local Assistance Resurfacing Program

To promote good stewardship of City resources, roads are prioritized using a pavement management system, and the City is able to supplement its paving budget by partnering with the Georgia DOT in the Local Assistance Resurfacing Program (LARP). Public Works issues an annual contract for provision of roadway patching and resurfacing services. Public Works personnel also handle pothole and sidewalk repair.

Water Distribution System

If you live in the City limits of Auburn, you probably are served by the City’s water utility. Auburn’s water system is supplied by water from both Gwinnett County, and Barrow’s Bear Creek Reservoir. The City has two water tanks that store water for high demand periods, and water pressure stabilization.

Water Testing for Water Quality

Public Works personnel also test the treated water for chlorine and fluoride residuals, an indicator of water quality, and water is tested monthly for microbial contamination. Auburn’s water is tested annually for the presence of more than 57 contaminants, giving Auburn’s citizens a high level of confidence that their water is safe.

 Consumer Confidence Report

The following water quality report is presented to the citizens of the City of Auburn using information provided by the Barrow County water and sewerage authority and from Gwinnett County water authority, also from testing in and around the City of Auburn. Should you have any questions regarding the information in this report, you may contact Elbert Blackstock, Auburn’s public water licensed operator at (770)963-4002. This report details information on our water system for the calendar year of 2018, January 1st to December 31st


Read the report here. 

Water Conservation

The City of Auburn Utilities Water Conservation program promotes a culture of conservation by

  • Protecting our community’s water quality.
  • Active participation in the community through school visits, neighborhood events and community projects.
  • Partnering with state, federal and regional water conservation organizations for effective best practices.
  • Educating and providing water conservation materials and methods.

Outdoor Water Use Restrictions

Watering IS ALLOWED between the hours of 4:00 PM to 10:00 AM seven days a week.

The odd/even days are as follows:

Odd number homes – Tuesday – Thursday – Sunday (only)
Even number homes – Monday – Wednesday – Saturday (only)
Hand-water any time of day seven days a week.

The old odd/even schedule still applies to the following:

Pressure-washing Residential Homes
Washing cars (excludes commercial carwash)

For questions call – 770-963-4002

Contact Information

Iris Akridge, Director of Public Works
770-963-4002 ext 207
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.