Properties that are not currently annexed to FRWRD but are within the District’s facility planning area as defined by CMAP, may be able to annex to FRWRD and receive wastewater treatment services. In order to determine if wastewater treatment service can be provided for a property not currently annexed to the Fox River Water Reclamation District, please contact Doug Sohn at 847-742-2068.
In order to annex to FRWRD, an application for annexation must be completed and submitted to the Engineering Department. A complete annexation information packet can be found by clicking here. To obtain a list of all service fee related ordinances currently in effect (including applicable resolutions), click here. For convenience, a consolidated document of service fee ordinances (not a legal document) can be obtained by clicking here. To obtain electronic copies of Ordinance 708 and all amending ordinances in full legal format, please contact FRWRD permitting staff. A table of applicable service fees can be obtained by clicking here. Note that recapture fees may also be due for a property. Contact FRWRD Engineering staff to obtain information on recapture fees.
Annexation to FRWRD typically takes approximately 2 months once all applicable information has been provided to FRWRD. Annexations are completed through a two-step process. The first step is an initial presentation of information to the Board of Local Improvements at a regularly scheduled board meeting. The petitioners for annexation or their representative are requested to attend this initial presentation. If annexation appears appropriate to the Board of Local Improvements, FRWRD’s attorney will develop an Annexation Ordinance for the property. The second step in annexation is adoption of the annexation ordinance by the Board of Trustees. Petitioners are not generally required to attend this meeting. First installment of service fees and any applicable sewer recapture fees due to FRWRD must be paid prior to the Board of Trustees passing the annexation ordinance. FRWRD Engineering staff will advise petitioners if any sewer recapture fees to FRWRD are applicable for the property.
Change Regarding Public Use Fee Waivers
As on January 1, 2017, FRWRD has changed fee waiver amounts for public use entities. FRWRD is phasing out fee waivers for many categories of public uses over the next two years. The maximum amount of waiver is reducing each year until no waivers are given, with exceptions for some government uses. The Ordinance related to this change can be found by clicking here. This change applies to both connection fee and service fee areas.