Illinois American Water’s Cairo District Celebrates 19 Years of Excellence in Safetyarrow

September 17, 2018

Dateline City: CAIRO, Ill. CAIRO, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Last month, Illinois American Water’s Cairo District celebrated 19 years without experiencing any lost-time accidents. To ensure continued safe work practices, employees attend both classroom and hands-on training on a regular basis. Employees also participate in facility and job site audits at every job site to ensure compliance with established workplace safety practices. “Safety is a daily focus. We continuously evaluate and remove hazards to prevent injury,” said Mike Brown, operations superintendent for Illinois American Water’s Cairo District. Illinois American Water employees work around the clock to provide critical water service to homes and businesses. To provide water for...

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Illinois American Water Offers “Imagine a Day Without Water” Student Art Contestarrow

September 17, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Students can earn their classroom $100 while learning about the value of water service BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is inviting 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest. Winning students will win their classroom a $100 donation. Artwork may also be featured in a future bill insert and other Illinois American Water communication pieces. This art contest is being offered in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s “Imagine a Day Without Water” event. All across the nation, events and activities will take place to highlight the important...

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Illinois American Water to Flush Water Mains and Fire Hydrants in Cairo; Flushing will occur throughout the system for the next two weeksarrow

September 13, 2018

Cairo, Ill.  (Sept. 13, 2018) —Illinois American Water is beginning its annual maintenance program, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants.  This work helps to ensure continued water quality and fire protection to homes and businesses.  Work will begin on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 and continue for two weeks. Illinois American Water conducts an annual flushing program of its water distribution system to help ensure continued high-quality water service. Flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains. Fire hydrants are also checked and operated to help ensure fire protection in the community “The flushing program is designed not only to maintain a high quality of water in the Cairo distribution system, but to inspect and operate fire hydrants to assure they are in good working order as well,” said Mike B...

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Illinois American Water Flushing Fire Hydrants and Water Mains to Ensure Water Quality and Fire Protectionarrow

September 04, 2018

Annual maintenance program to occur in Lincoln, Sterling and Streator service areas   This month Illinois American Water crews will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants in the Lincoln, Sterling and Streator service areas.  This work is part of the company’s annual maintenance program to help ensure continued high-quality water service and fire protection to homes and businesses.  In Lincoln and Streator, the work will continue throughout September. In Sterling, work will occur through October. According to Mike Smyth, vice president of operations, flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains and fire hydrants. Fire hydrants are also checked and operated to support fire protection in the community No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work. Illinois American Water advises that when cre...

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Peoria GreenSplash Ribbon Cutting and Celebration Scheduledarrow

August 30, 2018

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. First Splash Pad in Peoria to Be Completed for September 12 th Ceremony PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A ribbon cutting and community celebration for Peoria GreenSplash is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the northwest corner of the intersection of S. Griswold Street and S. Friedan Street in Peoria. This project was funded through a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Mayor Ardis stated, “Peoria GreenSplash is going to be a destination not only for recreation, but also education. This splash pad is truly ...

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Illinois American Water to Conduct Fire Hydrant Flushing and Treatment Changearrow

August 23, 2018

Alton, Ill.  (Aug. 23, 2018) — Next week, Illinois American Water will begin its an annual maintenance program, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants in addition to a temporary change in water treatment.  This work helps to ensure continued water quality and fire protection to homes and businesses; it will occur across Alton and the surrounding area for the next month. While Illinois American Water crews are testing and flushing fire hydrants, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for a short period of time. If discolored water occurs, it is recommended that customers refrain from doing laundry and let their cold water run briefly; the water should clear up on its own.  In addition to the hydrant maintenance and flushing, Illinois American Water’s water quality team will be switching treatment t...

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Illinois American Water to Conduct Fire Hydrant Flushing and Treatment Changearrow

August 21, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, Illinois American Water will begin its an annual maintenance program, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants in addition to a temporary change in water treatment. This work helps to ensure continued water quality and fire protection to homes and businesses; it will occur across the Metro East water distribution system for the next two months. While Illinois American Water crews are testing and flushing fire hydrants, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for a short period of time. If discolored water occurs, it is recommended that customers refrain from doing laundry and let their cold water run briefly; the water sho...

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Illinois American Water Recognized Nationally for Water Qualityarrow

August 16, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Alton, Cairo and East St. Louis Water Treatment Plants Honored with Partnership for Safe Water 15-Year Director Award BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Alton, Cairo and East St. Louis Water Treatment Plants and their water quality teams earned the Directors Award of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water for maintaining Phase III certification for 15 years. The awards, which honor the efforts in continuously optimizing treatment plant and distribution system operation and performance, were presented during the 2018 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference. The Partnership is a voluntary initiative developed b...

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Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Illinois American Waterarrow

August 14, 2018

President Bruce Hauk Presented Corporate Leadership Award at Annual Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Convention Belleville, Ill. (Aug. 10, 2018) – Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk was awarded the Corporate Leadership Award by the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce during its 13th Annual Statewide Convention in Peoria. Roger Goodson, Senior Manager of Field Operations and Production for the Peoria District accepted the award on behalf of Hauk and Illinois American Water. According to Larry Ivory, president and CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, the award is presented to an individual who champions diversity within his or her company. “Our executive team looks very closely at who is selected for our awards,” said Ivory. “Bruce Hauk doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk when it comes to supporting minori...

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Illinois American Water Announces 2018 Firefighter Grant Programarrow

August 14, 2018

Program offered to fire departments in communities served by Illinois American Water Belleville, Ill. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Illinois American Water is accepting applications for its 2018 Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. According to Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water, the Firefighter Grant Program is another opportunity for Illinois American Water to support fire protection efforts.  He said, “This program allows our team to build on our partnership with our local heroes and contribute to their hard work.  Since 2010, we’ve had the opportunity to award over $417,000 for over 425 grants to our community firefighters.” The maximum grant amount is $1,000. Fire departments-districts are eligible for one gra...

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Illinois American Water Flushing Fisher Water System and Fire Hydrants to Ensure Water Quality and Fire Protectionarrow

August 13, 2018

Dateline City: FISHER, Ill. Annual maintenance program to occur throughout August FISHER, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning today, Illinois American Water crews will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants in Fisher. This work, which will continue throughout the month of August, is part of the company’s annual maintenance program to help ensure continued high-quality water service and fire protection to homes and businesses. According to Dave Farrar, senior manager of field operations and production, flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains and fire hydrants. Fire hydrants are also checked and operated to support fire protection in the community. ...

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Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Illinois American Waterarrow

August 10, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. President Bruce Hauk Presented Corporate Leadership Award at Annual Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Convention BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk was awarded the Corporate Leadership Award by the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce during its 13 th Annual Statewide Convention in Peoria. Roger Goodson, Senior Manager of Field Operations and Production for the Peoria District accepted the award on behalf of Hauk and Illinois American Water. According to Larry Ivory, president and CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, the award is presented to an individual who champions diversity within his or her company. ...

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Illinois American Water Announces 2018 Firefighter Grant Programarrow

August 08, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Program offered to fire departments in communities served by Illinois American Water BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is accepting applications for its 2018 Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. According to Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water, the Firefighter Grant Program is another opportunity for Illinois American Water to support fire protection efforts. He said, “This program allows our team to build on our partnership with our local heroes and contribute to their hard work. Since 2010,...

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Illinois American Water Investing Approximately $2 Million in Champaign County to Replace and Install over 7,000 Feet of Water Mainarrow

August 08, 2018

Dateline City: URBANA, Ill. URBANA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Champaign County District is investing approximately $2 million to upgrade its water service distribution system. The investment includes replacing and installing over 7,000 feet of water main across the service area including Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/0Kr0uu. This investment notice does not include the water main extension project near Sadorus. That project, which includes over three miles of water main installation and is an investment of over $1.2 million, is nearing completion. Once completed, the Sadorus community will be connected to Illinois American Water’s Champaign County water service distributi...

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Illinois American Water Investing Approximately $2 Million in Champaign County to Replace and Install over 7,000 Feet of Water Mainarrow

August 07, 2018

Urbana, Ill. (Aug. 7, 2018) – Illinois American Water’s Champaign County District is investing approximately $2 million to upgrade its water service distribution system.  The investment includes replacing and installing over 7,000 feet of water main across the service area including Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.  A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/0Kr0uu.  This investment notice does not include the water main extension project near Sadorus.  That project, which includes over three miles of water main installation and is an investment of over $1.2 million, is nearing completion.  Once completed, the Sadorus community will be connected to Illinois American Water’s Champaign County water service distribution system. According to Dave Farrar, senior manager of field operations and production, Illinois American...

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Illinois American Water Completing $1.2 Million Investment in Sadorus; Flushing of Water System Beginsarrow

August 01, 2018

Dateline City: SADORUS, Ill. SADORUS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s efforts to connect the Sadorus water system to the Champaign County water distribution system are nearing completion. The investment of approximately $1.2 million included installing about three miles of water main to connect the two systems. The Environmental Protection Agency has inspected the new 8-inch water main and approved permitting. Illinois American Water will flush the water main and entire Sadorus water system beginning Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. This work will continue for several weeks. According to Dave Farrar, senior manager of field operations and production, flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains a...

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Illinois American Water Investing Over $575,000 in Pontiac to Replace and Install 2,600 Feet of Water Mainarrow

July 31, 2018

Dateline City: PONTIAC, Ill. PONTIAC, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Pontiac District is investing over $575,000 to upgrade its water service distribution system. The investment includes replacing and installing over 2,600 feet of water main. The work will take place on Cleary Street from Mill Street to Division Street. This work is being completed ahead of the City’s road reconstruction. Work is also occurring on Howard Street from Ladd Street to Wood Street and on Wood Street from Howard Street to Madison Street. Construction is expected to start next month. 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 sufficien...

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Illinois American Water Streator District Investing Approximately $790,000 across Service Areaarrow

July 30, 2018

Dateline City: STREATOR, Ill. Work taking place in Ransom, Dana and Streator STREATOR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is investing approximately $790,000 to upgrade the Streator District water systems including work in Ransom, Dana and Streator. The projects will help ensure quality, reliable water service for today and future generations. In both Ransom and Dana, work includes the installation of new chemical feed equipment for enhanced water treatment. According to Jon Mase, operations superintendent for the Streator District, the new equipment will ensure stable disinfection and decrease the need for flushing throughout the distribution systems. Customers should ...

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Peoria GreenSplash Volunteer Dayarrow

July 19, 2018

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. Come Plant with Us on Friday, July 27 PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The public is invited to participate in a volunteer day for Peoria GreenSplash, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of S. Griswold St. and S. Friedan St. in Peoria on Friday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The new splash park and educational area was made possible through a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Volunteers will have the opportunity to enhance the park by planting native plants. Volunteers are asked to prepare for the event by bringing sunblock, a hat, ...

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Peoria GreenSplash Volunteer Dayarrow

July 19, 2018

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. Come Plant with Us on Friday, July 27 PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The public is invited to participate in a volunteer day for Peoria GreenSplash, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of S. Griswold St. and S. Friedan St. in Peoria on Friday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The new splash park and educational area was made possible through a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Volunteers will have the opportunity to enhance the park by planting native plants. Volunteers are asked to prepare for the event by bringing sunblock, a hat, ...

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