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Protect Our Waterways: Contact Lens Disposal

Posted on October 1st, 2018

An informative article has been circulating in the media regarding the persistence of contact lenses in the wastewater treatment system.  At Fox Metro, we fully support the initiative to keep plastics out of the environment.  As a reminder, only the 3 P’s – Pee, Poo, and toilet Paper – should be flushed.  Everything else should go into a…

Notice of Prevailing Wage Rate Posting

Posted on August 20th, 2018

The Fox Metro Water Reclamation District is a local unit of government subject to prevailing wage regulations. The Illinois Department of Labor has posted updated prevailing wage rates for each Illinois county, as required by the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. The posted rates are required to be paid for work performed in the relevant county…

Notice to Customers : 3rd Party Payment services

Posted on June 6th, 2018

It has come to our attention that some customers are submitting payments to third-party payers, examples of which include currency exchanges, bank bill-pay, and online payment services such as Doxo.com. These methods are not affiliated with Fox Metro and customers may be subjected to fees and delays in payment. Fox Metro cannot assure the timeliness…

2018-2019 Board of Trustees Officers

Posted on June 28th, 2018

At the Fox Metro reorganization meeting the Board of Trustees elected the officers for 2018-2019 as follows: President, Judith S. Sotir Vice President, Michael C. Funkey Secretary and Clerk, Christopher Childress Treasurer, David Krahn Together the Board has over 55 years of wastewater experience. Please congratulate them on another successful year of service to your…

Seasonal Algae Blooms located in Fox River

Posted on June 28th, 2018

A brown algae (diatom) bloom has begun along the Fox River both upstream and downstream of Fox Metro’s plant in Oswego. The picture below was taken from the Fox River near Sullivan Road, several miles upstream of Oswego. As observed each of the past several summers, these brown algae blooms have become common and widespread…

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…

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