Illinois American Water and Village of Sadorus to Celebrate Completion of Water Quality Investment

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Ribbon Cutting Planned for Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 11 AM

SADORUS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water and the Village of Sadorus are celebrating the completion of a significant community water quality investment. The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at 11 a.m. The event will be held at Sadorus Village Hall located at 115 E. Market Street in Sadorus.

Less than a year after acquiring the Village of Sadorus water system, Illinois American Water began installing a three-mile pipeline to connect Sadorus to its Champaign County distribution system. This investment of approximately $1.2 million has been completed, improving local water quality.

“Everyone should have access to quality drinking water at their tap. We are very proud to provide this critical service to Sadorus residents,” said Dave Farrar, senior manager of field operations and production.

Village of Sadorus Mayor John Deedrick said, “The sale of the Village water system to Illinois American Water ensured our community would receive quality water at an affordable price. Their expertise and commitment to investing in infrastructure is a benefit to our public health and economic future."

Illinois American Water acquired the Village of Sadorus water system at the end of March 2017. The Village of Sadorus Board voted in favor of the sale in April 2016 and the Illinois Commerce Commission approved the sale for $240,000 on Feb. 1, 2017.

Future investment projects in Sadorus will include upgrading undersized, outdated water mains. New fire hydrants will also be installed to enhance fire protection.

For more information about Illinois American Water, visit

About Illinois American Water – Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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Karen Cotton
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