Illinois American Water Investing Approximately $430,000 in Ransom Drinking Water Systemarrow

May 22, 2018

Dateline City: RANSOM, Ill. Water Tank Facelift and Water Treatment Upgrade Underway RANSOM, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is rehabilitating the 75,000 gallon elevated water storage tank in the Village of Ransom. The company is also making upgrades to the water treatment facility. The investment of approximately $430,000 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 1990. The tank was 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 ...

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Water Quality Reports Show Illinois American Water Continues to Deliver Water That Meets, or is Better Than, Drinking Water Standardsarrow

May 21, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water announced today that the company’s 2017 Water Quality Reports are now accessible through its website at https://amwater.com/ilaw/water-quality/water-quality-reports. The information in the reports illustrates Illinois American Water’s commitment to performing in line with or better than standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which are enforced by the Illinois EPA. Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, this report compares the quality of water supplied by Illinois American Water against standards established by the EPA. The report describes local drinking water source information and shares test results, including all substances detected ...

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Illinois American Water Acquires Sundale Utilities, Inc.arrow

May 18, 2018

Dateline City: PEORIA, Ill. Acquisition adds both water and wastewater customers PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the Company’s acquisition of Sundale Utilities, Inc. The purchase of the water and wastewater systems adds approximately 1,415 new wastewater customers and approximately 475 water customers to the Company’s customer base. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the sale for $2 million on May 2, 2018. Today, Illinois American Water acquired the water and wastewater systems. According to Brad Spurgeon, Vice President of Sundale Utilities, Inc., significant investment needs coupled with his retirement led t...

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Illinois American Water to Invest over $1 Million to Upgrade over a Mile of Water Main in Sterlingarrow

May 08, 2018

Dateline City: STERLING, Ill. STERLING, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, Illinois American Water will begin installing over 1.1 miles of water main to upgrade Sterling’s water distribution system. This investment of over $1 million focuses on replacing water main to enhance water service, water pressure and fire protection. Over a mile of water main will be upgraded from 6-inch water main to 8-inch water main along 4th Street, from Dillon Avenue to Avenue L, and on Griswold Avenue, from 4th Street to LeFevre Road. Partnering with the City of Sterling, Illinois American Water will help improve the roadways after the water main installation is complete. Charlotte Dunne, operations superintendent for the Sterling District, said, “We were aware of ...

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Illinois American Water Announces $10.8 Million in Tax Savings for Customersarrow

May 07, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act decreased the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. On April 19, 2018, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved an order for Illinois utilities to pass savings from the national tax reform on to customers. Illinois American Water is returning about $10.8 million to customers over the next 11 months. Illinois American Water customers will see a credit on their May 2018 bill continuing through March 2019. After this initial 11-month timeframe, the credit amount will be reconciled and adjusted appropriately. The new credit amount will be communicated at that time. According to Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk, the credit to ...

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

April 27, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 28, 2018 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, April 28, 2018, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Collection sites participating in t...

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Illinois American Water Announces 2018 Environmental Grant Recipientsarrow

April 26, 2018

Dateline City: BELLEVILLE, Ill. $22,750 Awarded for 10 Water Source Protection Projects BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water announced today that 10 watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling $22,750 for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. This announcement is being made in conjunction with Earth Week to remind consumers of the vital need to protect our precious resource every day for future generations. “At Illinois American Water, Earth Day is every day. Our team works hard to not only provide clean water for life, ...

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Illinois American Water Announces Agreement to Acquire Alton’s Regional Wastewater Systemarrow

April 13, 2018

Dateline City: ALTON, Ill. Agreement Would Add Approximately 23,000 wastewater customers in Southwest Illinois ALTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE:AWK), has signed an asset purchase agreement today to acquire Alton’s regional wastewater system. Today’s agreement follows Wednesday night’s vote (7-1) by the Alton City Council in favor of Illinois American Water purchasing the regional wastewater system. “I believe this transaction, approved by our council, is in the best interests of our city, now and in the future,” said Alton Mayor Brant Walker. “It allows us significant net proceeds to help fund other city needs and priorities. It also...

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Illinois American Water Acquires City of Farmington Water Systemarrow

April 05, 2018

Dateline City: FARMINGTON, Ill. Acquisition will add approximately 1,125 new customers in Peoria Service Area FARMINGTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the Company’s acquisition of the City of Farmington’s water system. The purchase of the system adds approximately 1,125 new customers to the Company’s customer base in the Peoria District and serves a population of about 2,500 residents. The Farmington City Council voted in favor of the sale in March 2017 and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the sale for $3.75 million on March 21, 2018. Today, Illinois American Water acquired the water system. “We look forwa...

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Illinois American Water Acquires Village of Fisher Water and Wastewater Systemsarrow

March 28, 2018

Dateline City: FISHER, Ill. Acquisition adds about 850 water and wastewater customers in Champaign County service area FISHER, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the Company’s acquisition of the Village of Fisher’s water and wastewater systems. The purchase of the system adds approximately 850 new water and wastewater customers to the Company’s customer base in the Champaign County District and serves a population of nearly 2,000 residents. The Village of Fisher Board voted in favor of the sale in July 2017. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the sale for $6.8 million on March 7, 2018. “We look forward to investing in th...

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