Jon Mase Named Operations Superintendent of Illinois American Water’s Streator Districtarrow

July 13, 2018

Dateline City: STREATOR, Ill. STREATOR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jon Mase has been named Operations Superintendent of Illinois American Water’s Streator District, effective June 25, 2018. Mase comes to Illinois American Water with more than 20 years of experience in utility operations and maintenance. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy. Mase began his career in the utility industry at the Naval Boiler Theory and Propulsion Plant Operations School at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois. Most recently, he worked for Suez Water as a water treatment and supply superintendent. “I look forward to the leadership and contributions Jon will make in this role. The experience he brings will help ensure continued high...

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Illinois American Water Investing Over $5.6 Million in Metro East to Replace and Install over 32,000 Feet of Water Mainarrow

June 20, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Interurban (Metro East) District is investing over $5.6 million to upgrade its water service distribution system. The investment includes replacing and installing over six miles of water main across the southern Illinois service area including Belleville, East St. Louis and Granite City. A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/1HuyPT. According to Karen Cooper, 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. Much of the pipe to be replaced will be upsized from 2-inch ...

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Illinois American Water Invests Over $575,000 in Grafton Drinking Water Systemarrow

June 19, 2018

Dateline City: GRAFTON, Ill. Water Tank Facelift Completed GRAFTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water rehabilitated the 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank in the Village of Grafton. The investment of over $575,000 will help extend the life of the storage tank and ensure safe drinking water for today and in the future. Work kicked off in March on the elevated tank which was originally constructed in 1995. The tank was taken out of service to complete the necessary work, which included inspection and maintenance as well as painting to the interior and exterior. The old paint was sandblasted off and a primer coat applied to prevent rusting. Crews then painted an intermedia...

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

June 18, 2018

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 wil...

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

June 18, 2018

Dateline City: PEKIN, Ill. PEKIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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: Sheridan Road – from Crescent Drive to Sommerset Street Sommerset Street – from Sheridan Road to Jane Street The 2019 water main will be installed along the following route: Sommerset Street – from Jane Street to Catherine Street Catherine Street – f...

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

June 15, 2018

Dateline City: LINCOLN, Ill. LINCOLN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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: Madison Street north of Woodlawn Adam street from 15th to 13th street Limit Street and Broadway intersection Gabe Bowden, operations superintendent for the Lincoln District, said, “We invest annually to ensure water quality and service co...

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Darren Collier Joins Illinois American Water’s Board of Directorsarrow

June 05, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is pleased to announce Darren Collier has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Collier is currently Executive Director and Counsel for Government Affairs at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and has extensive experience in government affairs in the state of Illinois. As a board member of Illinois American Water, Collier will bring an independent and broad view to the company. He will provide guidance to the company’s management team and assist in driving the strategic initiatives of Illinois American Water. According to Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk, Collier will also serve as an ambassador for the company in the community and exercise ind...

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Illinois American Water is Investing Approximately $150,000 to Upgrade the Cairo Water Distribution Systemarrow

June 01, 2018

Work will temporarily impact water service; Boil water order effective June 5 at 7:30 A.M.   Cairo, Ill. (June 1, 2018) – Illinois American Water is investing approximately $150,000 in the Cairo water distribution system.  Work includes replacing a high service pump and critical valves to ensure continued, reliable water service to residents and businesses.   This work will temporarily impact water service beginning Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 A.M.  At that time, all customers in Illinois American Water’s Cairo District will be under a boil water order.  Customers should bring their water to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  Water is OK for bathing, washing and other common uses.    This boil water order is being issued in accordance with Illinois EPA regulations.  Anytime water...

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Peoria GreenSplash Under Constructionarrow

May 31, 2018

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held June 1 st PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On June 1st there will be an official groundbreaking for Peoria GreenSplash, a new splash park and educational play area. The park was made possible through a Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The City of Peoria applied for and received the grant in 2017. The $150,000 grant will be used to build the splash park feature within Harrison Park. The project is a collaboration between the American Water Charitable Foundation, NRPA, the City of Peoria, Illinois American Water and Peoria Hou...

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As Temperatures Rise, Illinois American Water Encourages Wise Water Usearrow

May 24, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Illinois American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to playing in water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in warm-weather fun and responsibilities. We are proud of the service we provide and want to be sure folks are using water wisely,” said Mike Smyth, vice president of operations. The following tips from Illinois American Water can help consumers use water more efficiently, plus identify and prevent leaks, a significant source of water waste. Water ...

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