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, 2013, Aurora water was selected the winner of the Kane County Water Association Water Taste Contest. This marks the fifth time Aurora has won this honor. The previous wins were in 1998, 2000, 2006 and 2008. The City of Aurora also won the best tasting water designation in the State of Illinois in 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Water Quality Report
The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires all drinking water utilities to publish information annually about the water they provide. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. View or download the PDF version of the most recent Water Quality Report for 2015. Previous Water Quality Reports can be found in the sidebar at right. (Informes de calidad anteriores se pueden encontrar en la barra lateral de la derecha.)
Aurora Earns President’s Award from Partnership for Safe Water
The Partnership for Safe Water is a national initiative developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Water works Association, and four other prestigious drinking water organizations. The Partnership's mission is to improve the quality of water delivered to customers by optimizing water treatment system operations.
The Partnership for Safe Water is a voluntary program where water treatment plants perform numerous tests and self-analysis to optimize their existing treatment processes. Partnership members participate in a rigorous four-phase self-assessment and peer-review processes, developed by drinking water industry experts, and are recognized for their commitment to delivering safe water to their communities. If successful in consistently producing water quality beyond what is required by current federal regulations, water treatment plants can achieve several levels of recognition.
The City of Aurora Water Treatment Plant achieved the recognition level of Directors Award from 2010 through and including 2014. Furthermore, in 2014 the Aurora Water Treatment Plant was able to achieve and document additional improved performance and water quality. Thus, the City of Aurora Water Production Division is pleased to announce that the Partnership for Safe Water has bestowed the Presidents Award to the City of Aurora Water Treatment Plant.
The optimization of individual filter performance is a key water quality performance goal of the Partnership for Safe Water's Treatment Plant Optimization Program. The President's Award recognizes the highest possible and most stringent level of individual filter performance and is an outstanding achievement.
The City of Aurora Water Treatment Plant is one of only 27 surface water treatment plants nationwide to achieve and document the level of performance required to receive the Presidents Award (the top quarter of one percent (0.25%) of surface water treatment plants in the United States). Truly elite company.
Aurora is a WaterSense Program Partner
The City of Aurora is 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.
Aurora is a Member of the Northwest Water Planning Alliance
The Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) was officially constituted by Intergovernmental Agreement on September 10, 2010. The organization represents five councils of government, including approximately 80 communities (including Aurora and Elgin) and five counties (DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry), encompassing over 1.3 million people. The NWPA uses a cooperative planning approach to water supply planning for the NWPA sub-region. The NWPA is specifically targeted to groundwater and inland surface water-dependent communities and suppliers. Its overarching goal is to provide a sustainable water supply for this area that is both economically and environmentally sound. Mayor Weisner is the Chairman of the NWPA and Water Production Division staff actively participate on the Technical Advisory Committee.