Water & Sewer Maintenance

The Water and Sewer Maintenance Division is a division of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the maintenance of Aurora’s distribution (water main) system and its collector (sanitary and storm) sewer system.

Sewer Maintenance

The collection system is unique in the fact that Aurora does not have its own treatment plant. All of the sanitary flow goes to the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District that deals with sanitary flow for Aurora and the surrounding towns of Montgomery, Oswego, North Aurora and other unincorporated areas.

The City of Aurora maintains a dual sewer system. The first is a combination system, which is where the rainwater run-off enters catch basins in the older portion of Aurora and then enters into the sanitary sewers. In this system Aurora maintains all size sewers. The second is a separate system whereby the rain water run-off enters the catch basins and goes into its own separate storm sewer system via detention pond systems, creeks and eventually to the Fox River. Within this system, Aurora maintains all sanitary sewers up to 14 inches in diameter, and the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District maintains its interceptor lines 15 inches and larger.

This division also maintains and replaces catch basins, manholes and lift stations and excavates any infrastructure failures.

Water Maintenance

The day to day maintenance of the water system includes excavating and repair of fire hydrants, valves, water service leaks water main breaks and any other concerns related to Aurora’s distribution system.

Mission Statement

To supply a quality service to the citizens of Aurora by maintaining Aurora’s underground utility system, properly restoring the surface after excavation, conducting a quality preventive maintenance program, and fostering a cooperative atmosphere with other City departments and external agencies.