Iowa American Water Completes $800,000 Storage Tank Maintenance and Repainting Project to Ensure System Reliability

Bluff Elevated Tank back in service today after three-month project

Davenport, Iowa. (December 13, 2018) – An over $800,000 maintenance and re-painting project on Iowa American Water’s elevated Bluff Water Storage Tank in Clinton is now complete. The tank, which is located on Circle Drive in Clinton, has been out of service since early August, so the work could proceed.

“This work was necessary to extend the service life of our elevated storage tank,” said Jim Runzer, Director of Operations. “Water tanks serve a vital role in our water distribution systems by enabling consistent water pressure in customers’ homes and businesses, providing adequate water supply during high demand periods and for fire protection.”

Iowa American Water wants to thank all of its customers neighboring the tank site who may have experienced some water pressure variations and temporary service interruptions during the work due to the tank being out of service. The quality of the water flowing to customers’ homes was not impacted and continued to meet all federal and state water quality regulations during the work, but the company understands some of its customers may have experienced some inconvenience as a result. “We sincerely appreciate our customers’ understanding and patience as we worked to complete this important maintenance project that extends the service life of our tank to provide drinking water and fire protection to the community,” Runzer added.

The contractor for the work was American Suncraft Construction Company of Medway, Ohio.
About Iowa American Water

About Iowa American Water
Iowa 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 services to approximately 212,000 people. 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 45 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.