News releases from Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water is offering tips to customers to help avoid the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen this time of year. These tips and insights are designed to help customers save on...
Illinois American Water Installs Ultraviolet Disinfection at Granite City Water Treatment Plant; Investment of about $6 million Supports Safe Drinking Water
June 29, 2021
Illinois American Water recently invested approximately $6 million to construct Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection at the Granite City water treatment plant. The new treatment technology supports safe...
During American Water’s 2021 National Supplier Diversity Summit and Matchmaker event, American Water honored Illinois American Water Western Division Senior Operations Manager Eric Larson as well as...
Illinois American Water Celebrates Several Safety Excellence Milestones in the Company’s Southern Division
June 04, 2021
Illinois American Water is celebrating National Safety Month by highlighting safety excellence achieved by three teams in the company’s Southern Division. The team members celebrated several years of...
Illinois American Water announced today Angie Bell has been named Director of Rates and Regulatory. Bell will succeed Rich Kerckhove who retires next month after over 14 years of dedicated service.
Illinois American Water is investing over $2.7 million to upgrade the Pontiac area water system. Work includes rehabilitating six filters at the water treatment plant and replacing approximately 3,300...
For the Second Year in a Row, Illinois American Water Ranks #1 in J.D. Power Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study in Midwest Large Region
May 18, 2021
For the second year in a row, Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), has received the J.D. Power award for ranking highest in customer satisfaction among large...
Illinois American Water Encourages Customers to View their Community Water Quality Report during Drinking Water Week
May 06, 2021
Illinois American Water announced today, during Drinking Water Week, that results published in the company’s 2020 water quality report indicate high-quality water throughout its Illinois service area....
Illinois American Water Celebrates Earth Day by Awarding Over $29,000 in Environmental Grants for Water Source Protection
April 22, 2021
Illinois American Water is awarding eight environmental grants focused on watershed initiatives across the state. The environmental grant recipients will receive a share of funds totaling $29,860 for...
Illinois American Water Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Plant, Elevated Water Tower and Water Main Replacements
March 23, 2021
Illinois American Water is investing approximately $37 million in the Lincoln water system. The work includes a new South Water Treatment Plant, a new water tower and water main replacements.
Illinois American Water is investing approximately $3 million to replace over 14,600 feet, or 2.8 miles, of water main in Pekin’s water system. This investment supports reliable service and supports...
Illinois American Water is investing over $10 million to upgrade the Peoria area water system. Work includes a new booster station, elevated storage tank and over 23,000 feet of water main.
Illinois American Water to Upgrade Godfrey Wastewater System; Project includes Restoration to La Vista Creek Watershed
March 08, 2021
Next week, Illinois American Water will begin upgrades to wastewater infrastructure in Godfrey. Approximately $750,000 will be invested to replace two sections of a 24-inch wastewater effluent main....
Illinois American Water Acquires Concordia Water Cooperative’s Water Distribution System
February 11, 2021
Illinois American Water President Justin Ladner today announced the Company’s acquisition of the Concordia Water Cooperative water distribution system, located in an unincorporated area west of...
Illinois American Water Completes $1.1 Million in Investment Projects at Rosiclare Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant
February 03, 2021
In the first eight months since acquiring the City of Rosiclare water production system and wastewater system, Illinois American Water has invested approximately $1.1 million in upgrades. These...
Illinois American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Extreme Cold
February 02, 2021
With extremely cold temperatures expected in the coming days, Illinois American Water is reminding homeowners to take steps to prevent frozen pipes. These tips can also help protect the local water...
Illinois American Water’s Annual Environmental Grant Program Open for Applications; Deadline is March 29, 2021
January 25, 2021
Illinois American Water is accepting applications for the company’s 2021 Environmental Grant Program. The program provides funding of up to $10,000 to innovative, community-based projects.
Illinois American Water’s Alton Water Production Team Celebrates 13 Years of Working Safely
January 05, 2021
Illinois American Water’s Alton water production team reached a significant safety milestone last month. The local water production team celebrated 13 years without experiencing any lost-time accidents...
Illinois American Water’s Sterling District reached a significant safety milestone earlier this month. The local water service team celebrated five years without experiencing any lost-time accidents on...
Illinois American Water’s Rhonda Carter Adams Wins Statewide Award for Excellence in Inclusion & Diversity
December 17, 2020
Rhonda Carter Adams, Workforce and Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Illinois American Water, has been recognized with a statewide award for her contributions to diversifying business in Illinois.
Illinois American Water Acquires Four Lakes Water Distribution System
December 10, 2020
Illinois American Water President Justin Ladner today announced the Company’s acquisition of the Four Lakes Village Condominium Homeowners Association (Four Lakes) water distribution system. The...
As Temperatures Drop, Illinois American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Cold Weather
November 30, 2020
With colder weather arriving across the state, Illinois American Water is reminding homeowners to take steps to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes.
Illinois American Water Replacing Over 6,000 Feet of Water Main in Centreville Water Distribution System
November 02, 2020
Illinois American Water is investing approximately $1.5 million to replace over 6,000 feet of water main in Centreville. The water main being replaced was originally installed in the 1950s. Much of the...
Illinois American Water Installing Ultraviolet Disinfection at Alton Water Treatment Plant; Investment of about $4.5 million Supports Safe Drinking Water
October 29, 2020
Illinois American Water is investing approximately $4.5 million to install Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection at the Alton water treatment plant. The new treatment technology, which supports safe drinking...
Illinois American Water President Justin Ladner today announced the Company’s acquisition of the City of Jerseyville water and wastewater systems. The purchase adds approximately 4,100 water and 3,950...
Illinois American Water Awards over $87,000 in Firefighter Grants
October 05, 2020
Over $87,000 will be shared by 88 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2020 Firefighter Grant Program. Since the program was created in 2010, over 680 grants totaling over...
Illinois American Water Acquires Granite City Wastewater Collection System
September 25, 2020
Illinois American Water President Justin Ladner announced today the Company’s acquisition of the Granite City Wastewater Collection System. This purchase adds approximately 12,150 customer connections...
Illinois American Water’s Pontiac and Streator Water Treatment Plants Earn National Recognition for Water Quality
September 17, 2020
Illinois American Water’s Pontiac and Streator Water Treatment Plants and their water quality teams earned national recognition from the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Partnership for Safe...
Illinois American Water’s Streator District Celebrates 12 Years of Safety Excellence
September 01, 2020
Illinois American Water’s Streator District is celebrating 12 years of safety excellence. Last month, the local team celebrated 12 years without experiencing any lost-time accidents.
Illinois American Water to Decrease Energy Costs through new Solar Fields in Champaign and Peoria
August 31, 2020
Illinois American Water is working with Sol Systems to develop two solar fields. The energy-saving photovoltaic (PV) fields will be located on Illinois American Water property in Champaign at 560 CR...