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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…

Bring Us Your Expired Medications

Posted on May 20th, 2019

Fox Metro would like to thank the local residents for not flushing their unused medications down their toilets.  Medicines that are flushed or poured down the drain can end up polluting the Fox River, impacting aquatic plants and animals, and…

Thank You To Our Neighbors

Posted on August 28th, 2019

Wastewater odors are at their peak during late summer and early fall.  The recent weather coupled with our newly-constructed facility improvements have created some odors for the surrounding community. Fox Metro has a rigorous odor control program including many initiatives…

Seasonal Algae Blooms located in Fox River

Posted on August 19th, 2019

A brown algae (diatom) bloom has begun along the Fox River both upstream and downstream of Fox Metro’s plant in Oswego. As observed each of the past several summers, these brown algae blooms have become common and widespread throughout the…

Combined Sewer Overflow April 2019

Posted on May 9th, 2019

From April 27 to May 2, 2019, almost 6” of rain fell over widespread portions of Fox Metro service area, resulting in heavy flows to the wastewater treatment plant.  A short Combined Sewer Overflow event did occur on May 1…

“One Day” Cleanup Event to be held Saturday April 13th

Posted on April 8th, 2019

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…

Join us at the Water Lantern Festival May 18th!

Posted on April 12th, 2019

Fox Metro is proud to be a sponsor of the Water Lantern Festival, to be held May 18th at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.  Join us for an evening of Food Trucks, Music, and Fun.  For more information, click the button…

Popular Annual Financial Report

Posted on March 5th, 2019

Fox Metro is pleased to announce the release of our first Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)! This report not only includes financial outcomes, but also operational highlights for the year. We would love to hear your feedback! Please share your…

A message regarding the tragedy in Aurora

Posted on February 28th, 2019

Fox Metro Water Reclamation District was saddened to watch the tragic events unfold in Aurora two weeks ago. Our prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy.We share an obligation to the communities we serve to keep the water…

Fox Metro Laboratory Analyst Earns Award

Posted on February 19th, 2019

Christina Smith, Fox Metro Laboratory Analyst, earned the second place laboratory event award at the Illinois Wastewater Professional Conference (IWPC).  Offered this year in Springfield from February 11-13, 2019, the IWPC is a joint annual conference hosted by the Illinois…

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