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Fox Metro to Participate in Greenfest

Posted on June 6th, 2017

Fox Metro is pleased to participate again this year in Aurora Greenfest on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Medications are collected as part of Fox Metro’s ongoing Medication Take Back Program, which prevents unwanted medication from ending up in waterways or accidentally consumed by children.  Medication disposal is free and…

Fox Metro Operations Supervisor earns Hatfield Award

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

Joel Ilseman, the Operations Supervisor for Fox Metro, was presented the Dr. William Hatfield Award by the Illinois Water Environment Association to acknowledge outstanding performance and professionalism by a wastewater treatment plant operator.  In 2007, the District began to implement the first phase of a multi-year capital improvements program.  The $50 million first phase program…

April Showers

Posted on May 12th, 2017

April 2017 has been one of the wettest springs on record.   Over April 29th and 30th, another 4” of rain fell over the Fox Metro service area, resulting in heavy flows to the wastewater treatment plant.  Fox Metro’s personnel worked tirelessly during the storm to maximize treatment capacity so that all of the wastewater entering…

April 22 is Earth Day!

Posted on April 21st, 2017

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22. Various events are held across the globe in more than 193 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  Riding a bike, recycling, planting your own garden, conserving water and energy, or simply going outside and enjoying nature are just some of the ways you…

Wipes Clog Pipes!

Posted on October 5th, 2016

Flushable cleaning wipes are not so flushable, despite their advertisements. They do not break down as quickly as toilet paper when flushed and can cause severe clogs, sewer backups, and can damage sewer lines and pumps.  These clogs and sewer backups can lead to increased user fees for residents, but the costs can be even…

Want to learn about the wastewater treatment process?

Posted on May 12th, 2016

Have you ever wondered what happens to water after it's flushed down the drain? Take a look at this 3D Virtual Tour to learn about the wastewater treatment process and how Fox Metro helps to promote a clean water environment. Wastewater Treatment Plant 3D Virtual Tour You can also visit our About menu to watch…

“One Day” Cleanup Event to be held Saturday April 8th

Posted on April 6th, 2017

Fox Metro has partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, City of Aurora, Aurora Township, Fox Valley Park District, and other local agencies in conducting what we hope will be another successful cleanup event.  Portions of the Fox River from Ashland Avenue to the Fox Valley Park District’s Cole Center, including various Fox Valley Park…

March 22 is World Water Day

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. The theme for 2017 is Wastewater, and is all about reducing and reusing wastewater….

Medication Take-Back Program Collects 3,250 lbs in 2016

Posted on February 6th, 2017

Fox Metro's Medication Take-Back program collected approximately 3,250 pounds of unwanted medications in 2016.   Since 2009,  Take-Back collections have totalled over 16,000 pounds,  preventing nearly 8 tons of medications from being flushed down the toilet or ending up in landfills. Medications were collected on-site at Fox Metro's facility, as well as at several "one day"…

Fox Metro Receives Gold Peak Performance Award

Posted on November 7th, 2016

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has presented the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District with the Gold Peak Performance Award for the calendar year 2015.   NACWA recognizes performance accomplishments in NPDES permit compliance each year. The Gold Peak Performance Award recognizes 100% compliance with permits for the past calendar year, and is presented…

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