Illinois American Water to Invest $650,000 to Upgrade Lincoln Water System

Next week, Illinois American Water will begin replacing and installing
over 1,800-feet of water main to upgrade Lincoln’s water distribution
system. This investment of $650,000 will enhance water service, fire
protection and system hydraulics. Water valves and fire hydrants will
also be replaced and installed as a part of this project.

Water main installation will occur in the following locations:

Gabe Bowden, operations superintendent for the Lincoln 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, including restoration, should be completed this
fall. 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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