Are Your Water Meter & Pipes Protected from the Cold?arrow

November 13, 2017

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Illinois American Water offers helpful tips to help you avoid the unwanted expense and frustration of a frozen water meter or broken pipe BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water reminds homeowners that now is the time to safeguard their home plumbing to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes. Tips also address frozen water meters, which can bring costly plumbing repairs and replacement fees along with headaches and unexpected expense for homeowners. “We want to remind customers that sub-freezing temperatures for an extended period can cause pipes in vulnerable areas to freeze and burst, resulting in costly damage,” said Mike Smyth, vice pr...

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Illinois American Water Encourages Customers to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Dayarrow

October 27, 2017

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28, 2017 BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water encourages customers to participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted medications at approved collection sites so they can be incinerated, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended approach for pharmaceutical disposal. Both flushing medications down the toilet and throwing them in the trash are discouraged. The event is Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Collection sites participating in thi...

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Illinois American Water Completes $12 Million Investment at East St. Louis Water Treatment Plantarrow

October 24, 2017

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Award-winning water treatment facility gets significant upgrade BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Interurban (Metro East) District, which serves the communities of East St. Louis, Granite City, Belleville and surrounding areas, has completed a significant upgrade at its East. St. Louis Water Treatment Plant. The approximately $12 million investment helps to enhance reliability and operational efficiencies, while incorporating environmental technology. The project, which kicked off in 2015, included a significant electrical upgrade and water treatment system improvement. According to Karen Cooper, senior manager of field operations and pro...

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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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