Illinois American Water Investing Over $14 Million to Replace and Install Over 48,000 Feet of Water Main

Illinois American Water’s Peoria District is investing over $14 million
to improve its water service distribution system. The investment
includes replacing and installing over nine miles of water main across
the Peoria District. A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/1SCKWL.

According to Roger Goodson, senior manager of field operations and
production, Illinois American Water’s water main replacement program
focuses on replacing mains where leaks occur, corrosion has caused
damage or the size of the pipe isn’t sufficient.

He said, “These projects will help ensure adequate water pressure and
flow to homes and businesses for service and fire protection. The work
will also help to reduce main breaks and related traffic and service

Customers affected by the work will be notified via letter about the
impact and any necessary steps. The letter will include a local contact
for questions. Motorists should use caution when driving in the
construction areas and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers.

About Illinois American Water – Illinois American Water, a
subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned
water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water
and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American
Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality
control and research laboratory in Belleville.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com
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