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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…

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…

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…

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