Checking for Leaks

Once you know how to read your meter, its time to put that knowledge to work for you. Finding water leaks can save you water, which means saving money on your water and sewer bills.

1.       For leak detection, turn all water-using appliances off so that no water is being used anywhere in the house. Then check the position of the meter dial and wait. If after 15 minutes, the dials haven’t moved congratulations! You have a relatively water-tight home. But, if the dials have moved, start checking hose connections, faucets and the toilets for water leaks. If you have everything turned off and are sure the toilets and connections aren’t leaking and yet the dials are still turning, you may have a hidden leak in an underground pipe. If you believe this is the case, you may need to call a plumber for assistance.

2.       Take a read then turn on the lawn sprinkler and watch the meter dial move for exactly two minutes. Now estimate how long you usually leave the sprinkler running. The hundreds of gallons of water going into your lawn and garden each week may come as a surprise to you.

If you have any questions about locating your meter, reading your meter and/or locating possible leaks please contact the Department of Public Works at 989-662-6761 to schedule an appointment with a technician.


113 E Elm St., Auburn MI 48611 989-662-6761


May 26, 2017


City of Auburn

113 East Elm St

Auburn, Ml 48611

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of (briefly describe nature, scope, and major elements of the work) Construction of a new 90' X 160' pre-engineered metal building structure inclusive of mechanical and electrical trades, will be received by the City of Auburn.

Bids will be received at the office of City Manager until 2:00pm (Standard Time- Daylight Saving Time June 28, 2017 and then at said office publicly open and read aloud.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

Case Architecture - 282 S. Main Freeland, MI

Central Michigan Survey & Development- Mt. Pleasant, MI

Auburn City Hall - Auburn, MI

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Case Architecture located at (PDF set) upon payment of $0.00 for each set.

Any BIDDER, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition, will be refunded the payment, and any non-bidder upon so returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will be refunded $0.00.

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained also by clicking on the links below.

Auburn Park Pavilion Specifications Bid

Auburn Pavilion Architectural and Civil Bid

Auburn Pavilion Electrical Bid

Auburn Pavilion Structural Bid

Auburn Pavilion M&P Bid

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