Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Public Notifications

Auburn Notice SSO

In January 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Waters into law. This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters. This includes releases known as combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and certain Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). MassDEP recognizes the importance of notifying the public when untreated sewage is released into our waters and has developed regulations to implement this law (314 CMR 16.00: Notification Requirements to Promote Public Awareness of Sewage Pollution).

In accordance with this new regulation, the Town of Auburn will send out public advisory notifications in the event that an SSO is discovered. If you are interested in receiving a notification, please subscribe to news flash below.

You can also see a list of discharge and overflow events on the MassDEP website (link below).  This list is updated within 24 hours of when the public advisory notification is sent.  Enter “Auburn” in the Permittee field and click “Search”.

For additional information on Sanitary Sewer Overflows, please click here. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Sewer Department at 508-832-7811

To Subscribe to the News Alerts to the Sewer Department, and any other Department, follow this link and select the items you wish to be notified on: SUBSCRIBE