Auburn, Maine Water District

Please join us in welcoming Erica!

Press Release

Subject: New Hire – Watershed Manager

Date: May 24, 2018

The Auburn Water District recently hired Erica Kidd to serve as Watershed Manager.

Duties include overseeing Lake Auburn watershed protection activities and ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, including the Safe Drinking Water Act and Maine Drinking Water rules, in order to maintain the existing waiver from water filtration. She will oversee the management of watershed owned properties, as well as the lake water quality monitoring program.  Other important duties will include oversight of the Education and Outreach program, and monitoring of recreational activities.

Erica earned a B.S. in Ecology in 2009 from Susquehanna University, and a M.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Conservation Biology in 2012 from Antioch University New England. Her professional experience includes consulting work on resource monitoring, site inspections, and permitting for various projects.  She has also taught courses on Wetland Ecology and Hazardous Algal Blooms.

Erica lives in Freeport where she enjoys hiking through the local parks and along the water with her husband and dog.


The Auburn Water District is a quasi-municipal water utility providing public drinking water and fire protection services to the citizens of the City of Auburn, Maine.  The District treats and delivers over one billion gallons of water annually.

Water comes from Lake Auburn, is treated, and then pumped through a distribution system consisting of approximately 135 miles of water main and 556 fire hydrants. The system also consists of 3 storage reservoirs and a standpipe which provide for a combined storage volume of 7.4 million gallons. The storage capacity allows the system to meet peak system demands while also providing a reserve for fire demands or emergencies.

The Auburn Water District was formally organized by a Charter granted by the Maine Legislature in 1923. The fiscal and operational decisions of the District are made by a seven-member Board of Trustees that is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Auburn and the Auburn City Council. The Trustee meetings are open to the public and are tentatively scheduled to take place at 4:00 PM every third Wednesday of the month at the District office building at 268 Court Street.