May 09, 2019
Belleville, Ill. (May 9, 2019) — Illinois American Water has lifted the water conservation measures requested of Metro East customers beginning Sunday, May 5, 2019. Water use is not restricted.
During the conservation order, Illinois American Water crews worked around the clock to make repairs to infrastructure impacted by flood waters. On Sunday, May 5, a levee south of Illinois American Water’s facility on Chouteau Island broke and flood waters overtook critical infrastructure. According to Karen Cooper, senior manager of field operations and production for Illinois American Water’s Southern division, the local water team responded quickly to prevent an interruption in water service to the over 90,000 metered customers in the Metro East service area and the sale-for-resale communities served by Illinois American Water.
“Our goal was to continue to provide ...