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Money Saving Tips from Fox Metro

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Are you interested in saving money on your wastewater treatment bill?  Fortunately there are many simple ways to save, most of which cost little or nothing and only require a little change in your normal routine. Fox Metro calculates its wastewater treatment bills using the same water meter readings that your city or village uses…

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…

Kiwanis “One Day” Cleanup Event to be held Saturday April 7th

Posted on March 13th, 2018

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 Illinois Avenue, as well as various Fox Valley Park District park locations…

Odor Control System Construction Complete

Posted on March 1st, 2018

Fox Metro has a rigorous odor control program to assess and subsequently reduce the impact of odors to the surrounding community.   Recent odor investigation work has shown that the Raw Sewage Wet Well Building at the wastewater treatment plant, also known as Building K, is an odor source. Fox Metro has recently completed construction of…

Medication Take-Back Program Collects 3,000 lbs in 2017!

Posted on January 11th, 2018

Fox Metro’s Medication Take-Back program collected 2,954 pounds of unwanted medications in 2017.   Since 2009,  Take-Back collections have totalled 18,961 pounds,  preventing nearly 9 1/2 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” collections…

Prevent Drain Clogs over the Holidays!

Posted on December 15th, 2017

As family and friends gather together to prepare the holiday meals, it’s especially important to remember to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease (FOG). FOG cools and solidifies in your pipes, restricting flow and eventually causing a clog.  Meat scraps, cooking grease, baked goods, gravy, egg shells, mashed potatoes, and salad dressing are all…

Fox Metro Congratulates Fran Caffee

Posted on November 27th, 2017

Fox Metro wishes to extend our congratulations to Fran Caffee, founder of the Valley of the Fox Chapter of the Sierra Club, on the dedication of Fran’s Gardens in Aurora. Fran’s Gardens are located on the Fox River Trail north of River Edge Park and were dedicated on October 28, 2017. Among her many accomplishments…

Fox Metro Receives Gold Peak Performance Award for 2016

Posted on October 30th, 2017

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 2016. NACWA recognizes performance accomplishments in NPDES permit compliance each year.  NPDES, or the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge into…

Perfect score on annual USEPA Proficiency Testing Study DMRQA-37

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

Fox Metro Water Reclamation District is pleased to announce that its Laboratory has scored a perfect 100% on all analytes, including the voluntary parameters. This performance evaluation study is required each year for all National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders. “The study is continually getting more difficult but we welcome the challenge,” commented Lab…

Fox Metro Staff Earn Distinctions

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Members of Fox Metro’s staff attended the Illinois Wastewater Professionals Conference in Springfield and two employees form the Laboratory Department competed in the Operators’ Challenge.  We would like to congratulate Christina Smith for receiving First Place in the Laboratory category and Sue Glavan for being the overall winner of the Operators’ Challenge in 2017. Fox…

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