Illinois American Water Responding to Main Break near Marketplace Plaza on North Market Street

Road Closures Needed

Champaign, Ill. (Oct. 26, 2023) – Illinois American Water responded earlier today to a main break in Champaign’s water distribution system. The repair work will be completed on North Market Street between Eisner Road and Wilbur Avenue in Champaign. In order to complete this work safely, Illinois American Water has closed a portion of North Market Street beginning at Wilbur Avenue thru the southern exist of Marketplace Plaza near Planet Fitness. Motorists are being routed off North Market Street at Wilbur Avenue. The intersection of North Market Street and Eisner Road will remain open.

Motorists should use caution when driving in the area and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers. If possible, motorists should avoid the area. Illinois American Water is committed to working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to any impacted customers in the area. Once the main break is repaired, restoration of the roadway will begin. Restoration may take several days during which the street will remain closed. Water customers impacted by this main break have been notified.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. For more information, visit and follow Illinois American Water on Twitter and Facebook.


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