PEKIN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This month, Illinois American Water will begin installing over 7,100 feet of water main to upgrade Pekin’s water distribution system. This investment of $2.3 million includes installing 16-inch water main to enhance water service, fire protection, and system hydraulics. The project will occur over two years.
The 2018 water main will be installed along the following route:
- Sheridan Road – from Crescent Drive to Sommerset Street
- Sommerset Street – from Sheridan Road to Jane Street
The 2019 water main will be installed along the following route:
- Sommerset Street – from Jane Street to Catherine Street
- Catherine Street – from Sommerset Street to Capital Street
- Capital Street – from Caroline Street to Court Street
Cord Crisler, operations superintendent for the Pekin District, said, “We invest annually to ensure water quality and service continues to be as good as or better than local, state and federal quality standards. This project will benefit all of our customers by helping to reduce water main breaks and related traffic and service impact.”
The entire project should be completed by the end of 2019. Customers directly affected by the work will be notified via letter about the impact and any necessary steps. The letter will include a local contact for questions. Motorists should use caution when driving in the construction area and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers in the area.
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 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.