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Joel Ilseman: FVOA 2018 Operator of the Year

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Joel Ilseman, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District Operations Supervisor, has been named Fox Valley Operators Association’s 2018 Operator of the Year. Some of the success that Fox Metro has had under the leadership of Joel and his operations staff along with the support of management, the maintenance department and laboratory include: NACWA Gold Awards in…

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. Click the button below to learn more about the dangers of FOG, how it can damage…

Recent Odors and Biosolids Hauling

Posted on October 22nd, 2018

There have been some reports this week of odors in the Boulder Hill subdivision due to Fox Metro’s activities.  For a few weeks every spring and fall, biosolids generated by the treatment process must be removed from our main facility on Illinois Route 31.  These biosolids are repurposed as fertilizer for the farmers in western…

New Employment Opportunity Available!

Posted on October 14th, 2018

Fox Metro is now accepting applications for the position of Operations Apprentice.  Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more details by clicking here: Employment Opportunites

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Saturday October 13th 2018

Posted on October 8th, 2018

On Saturday October 13th, 2018 the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District in collaboration with the IEPA and the Village of Oswego are hosting a household hazardous waste disposal event. It will take place from 8:00am to 3:00pm, at the Oswego park and ride lot located at 1000 Station Drive, Oswego IL 60543. This event is…

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…

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