Illinois American Water Announces Winners of “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contestarrow

October 13, 2017

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water has chosen the winners of its annual Imagine a Day Without Water art contest. The company offered the contest to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area. The contest is held annually in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s “Imagine a Day Without Water” event to raise awareness about the value of water service. “It’s hard to imagine even just one day without water. We need water to make our morning coffee, to cook family dinners, to fight fires, for public health and more. Even though water service is essential, the public often takes its value for granted,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water. ...

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Illinois American Water Awards over $75,000 in Firefighter Grantsarrow

October 09, 2017

Since 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 have been awarded to Illinois fire and emergency organizations in the Company’s service area. Belleville, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2017) – Over $75,000 will be shared by 78 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2017 Firefighter Grant Program.  Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 have been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water’s service area.    “We are proud to partner with our local firefighters.  Illinois American Water tests and operates every fire hydrant annually. We also maintain all of the hydrants, over 29,000 across the state, in our service areas.  We know the critical role water plays in protecting homes and businesses and we also know resources for our local h...

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Illinois American Water Awards over $75,000 in Firefighter Grantsarrow

October 09, 2017

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Since 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 have been awarded to Illinois fire and emergency organizations in the Company’s service area BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over $75,000 will be shared by 78 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2017 Firefighter Grant Program. Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 have been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water’s service area. “We are proud to partner with our local firefighters. Illinois American Water tests and operates every fire hydrant annually. We also maintain all of the hydrants, over ...

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Illinois American Water's Cairo District Celebrates 18 Years of Excellence in Safetyarrow

September 15, 2017

Dateline City: CAIRO, Ill. CAIRO, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Cairo District reached a significant safety milestone last month. According to Michael Brown, Operations Superintendent, the Cairo District has gone 18 years without experiencing any lost-time accidents. Illinois American Water employees work around the clock to provide critical water service to homes and businesses. To provide water for public health, fire protection and household uses, employees may need to work in confined spaces, among motorists and in extreme weather. Employees may also handle chemicals, conduct excavation and operate equipment. According to Brown, these are just some of the hazards the team could face. He said, “The work we do is comp...

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Illinois American Water Acquires Piasa Township Sanitary District; Reduces Customer Billsarrow

September 14, 2017

Dateline City: ALTON, Ill. Acquisition will add about 120 new customers in the Alton District ALTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the company’s acquisition of the Piasa Township Sanitary District. The purchase of the system adds approximately 120 customers to the company’s customer base in the Alton District. In a public referendum on April 4, 2017, residents of Piasa Township Sanitary District voted in favor of dissolving the sewer district, and supported a sale of the wastewater system to Illinois American Water. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the sale for $60,000 on Aug. 25, 2017. Today, Illinois American Water acquired the w...

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Illinois American Water's Pekin District Celebrates 7 Years of Excellence in Safetyarrow

September 13, 2017

Dateline City: PEKIN, Ill PEKIN, Ill--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Pekin District has reached a significant safety milestone. According to Cord Crisler, Operations Superintendent, the Pekin District has gone over 7 years without experiencing any lost-time accidents. Illinois American Water employees work around the clock to provide an essential service critical for daily life, public health and fire protection. The work performed can include daily hazards like working in confined spaces, among motorists and in extreme weather. Employees also handle chemicals, conduct excavation, operate equipment and complete heavy lifting. Crisler said, “Safety is on our minds every minute of every day. There is nothing more important than ...

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Illinois American Water Offers Student Art Contest in Conjunction with National “Imagine a Day Without Water” Eventarrow

August 31, 2017

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Students can learn about the value of water and earn their classroom $100 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 communication pieces. This art contest is being offered in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s 3rd Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” event on Oct. 12, 2017. All across the nation, events and activities will take place to highlight the important, and oft...

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Illinois American Water Announces over $5.7 Million Investment for over 21,000 Feet of Water Main Installation and Main Break Preventionarrow

August 30, 2017

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Peoria District is investing over $5.7 million to improve its distribution system. The investment includes installing over four miles of water main in Peoria, Limestone Township and Bartonville. In addition, 11 pressure-reducing valves will be installed in the system’s high service zone in Peoria for main break reduction. Weather permitting; crews will begin work in early September, starting at various times with total completion of this work by the end of the year. PRESSURE REDUCING VALVES In the Peoria District’s high service zone, water main breaks have been trending up in recent years, a problem amplified by high operating pressures. Eleven new pressu...

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Grafton Water Storage Tank to get Facelift from Illinois American Waterarrow

August 14, 2017

Dateline City: GRAFTON, Ill. Investment of $500,000 will ensure continued reliable water service GRAFTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is rehabilitating the 500,000 gallon water storage tank located on Grafton Hills Drive in Grafton. The investment of over $500,000 will help extend the life of the storage tank, which ensures adequate water supply and pressure for drinking water and fire protection. Work will begin this week on the tank that was originally constructed in 1995. The tank will be taken out of service to complete the necessary work, which includes inspection and maintenance as well as painting to the interior and exterior. Tank painting will be completed under a ...

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Illinois American Water Announces 2017 Firefighter Grant Programarrow

August 07, 2017

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 2017 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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