In the 1970’s pollution surrounding the waters of Round Lake, Long Lake and the Chain-O-Lakes spurred the necessity for a regional water treatment plant in the Northwest Lake County Area. The Village of Fox Lake NWRWRF went on-line in 1979. Through the years, various treatment processes and updates were needed. The current facility meets the effluent criteria established by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
In 2006, the facility was awarded the prestigious Central States Water Environment Federations, Illinois Section Treatment Facility Operations Awards. Eighteen full time employees comprising of two shifts staff the facility. A two-phase expansion was completed in 2013. This expansion addressed nutrient removal, energy efficiency and increased capacity to handle the development over the next 20+ years.
The Village of Fox Lake Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility mission is: “Dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the environment, through water quality improvement.” The NWRWRF serves the communities of: Fox Lake, Hainesville, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Volo and the County of Lake.
Ryan Kelly, Director
200 Industrial Avenue • Fox Lake, IL 60020
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