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Bring Us Your Expired Medications

Posted on May 20th, 2019

Eighty (80) pounds of unwanted medication were collected at the Village of Oswego’s Community Recycling Day on April 13. These medications were then disposed of safely and properly.  This program is offered for free in our lobby and at community events throughout the year. Fox Metro would like to thank the local residents for not…

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 when the entire wastewater plant and excess flow facility reached maximum treatment capacity. Fox Metro…

“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 Ashland Avenue to Illinois Avenue, including various Fox Valley Park District park locations will be…

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 below. Water Lantern Festival Aurora “Water Lantern Festival is an incredible experience where thousands of…

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 thoughts by emailing us at 2018 Popular annual Financial Report

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 systems safe and our employees protected in the event of a situation such as what…

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 Water Environment Association and the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators.   This highly competitive…

Fox Metro Staff Gives Back: 2018 Angel Tree Program

Posted on February 5th, 2019

Fox Metro Staff Gives Back: 2018 Angel Tree Program Fox Metro’s staff members and associates generously sponsored a total of 33 children tags and 20 senior tags through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program in Aurora. Fox Metro has been sponsoring the program for 7 years, starting in 2012 with 18 children tags. Over the…

New Employment Opportunity Available!

Posted on January 15th, 2019

Fox Metro is now accepting applications for the part-time position of Engineering/Clerical Technician.  Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more details by clicking here: Employment Opportunites

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…

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