To provide the City of Aurora with a reliable supply of safe, high quality water, at adequate pressure for fire protection, in a cost-effective manner and in full compliance with regulatory requirements. To manage the maintenance and expansion of water supply infrastructure as needed to effectively support the growth and development of the City of Aurora.
Water Quality Report
The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires all drinking water utilities to publish information annually about the water they provide. View or download the PDF version of the most recent Water Quality Report for 2011. Previous Water Quality Reports can be found in the sidebar at right.
Aurora Wins Director’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water
The Director’s Award, issued by the Partnership for Safe Water Program was awarded to the City of Aurora, IL, Water Treatment Plant in June, 2010 for efforts to achieve drinking water quality that surpasses federal standards for protection against microbial contamination. The award honors water utilities for achieving operational excellence, by voluntarily optimizing their treatment facility operations and adopting more stringent performance goals than those required by federal and state drinking water standards. The Water Production division is proud to report that the City of Aurora Water treatment Plant maintained those standards throughout 2011.
The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary effort between six drinking water organizations including the American Water Works Association and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well as member water utilities that are committed to the enhancement of drinking water quality and operational excellence in water treatment.
On a practical level, the program is essentially a water quality/water treatment initiative where surface water treatment plants make an organizational commitment from top to bottom to produce the highest quality treated water supply.
The Directors Award is one of the highest honors in the nation a water treatment facility can receive. The City of Aurora Water Treatment Plant is one of only three municipally owned and operated surface water treatment plants in Illinois to have earned this honor.
Aurora Becomes WaterSense Program Partner
The City of Aurora has become an official Promotional Partner of the USEPA’s WaterSense program which is a voluntary, nationally recognized program sponsored by the USEPA that promotes water conservation and efficiency. The program provides reliable information on water-efficient products and practices.
One branch of the WaterSense program provides testing and labeling of water efficient products. WaterSense labeled products will be about 20% more water efficient than conventional products in the same category and will perform their intended function as well or better than their conventional counterparts. The WaterSense label is found on more than 300 models of showerheads, 730 different types of high-efficiency toilets, and 2,600 faucet or faucet accessory models. If 1 in 10 homes in the USA were to install Water Sense labeled faucets in their bathrooms, 6 Billion gallons of water, along with more than $50 million in energy costs, could be saved.
Look for the symbol below to insure that any water delivering devices have the WaterSense label. Check back to this website for updates on the City’s continued participation in this important program. More information can be obtained by accessing the WaterSense program’s main website at epa.gov/watersense.
Contact Information for Key Staff
|Superintendent of Water Production||David Schumacheremail@example.com|
|Asst. Superintendent of Water Production||Bob Leiblefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Operations Supervisor||Trent Huberemail@example.com|
|Labor Supervisor||Steve Carlinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manager of Water Systems Engineering|
|Laboratory Manager||Nancy Sampsonemail@example.com|