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Illinois American Water to Invest $2.3 Million to Upgrade 7,100 Feet of Water Main in Pekin

This month, Illinois American Water will begin installing over 7,100
feet of water main to upgrade Pekin’s water distribution system. This
investment of $2.3 million includes installing 16-inch water main to
enhance water service, fire protection, and system hydraulics. The
project will occur over two years.

The 2018 water main will be installed along the following route:

The 2019 water main will be installed along the following route:

Cord Crisler, operations superintendent for the Pekin District, said,
“We invest annually to ensure water quality and service continues to be
as good as or better than local, state and federal quality standards.
This project will benefit all of our customers by helping to reduce
water main breaks and related traffic and service impact.”

The entire project should be completed by the end of 2019. Customers
directly 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 area and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers in
the area.

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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