It is the mission of the Water Production Division of the Aurora Public Works Department 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.
In December 2021, Aurora water was selected the winner of the Kane County Water Association's Water Taste Contest. This marks the eighth time Aurora has won this honor. The previous wins were in 1998, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2016, and 2017. The City of Aurora also won the best tasting water designation in the State of Illinois in 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, and in March 2022.