PEORIA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water’s Peoria District is investing over $14 million to improve its water service distribution system. The investment includes replacing and installing over nine miles of water main across the Peoria District. A map of the proposed work can be viewed here – http://arcg.is/1SCKWL.
According to Roger Goodson, senior manager of field operations and production, Illinois American Water’s water main replacement program focuses on replacing mains where leaks occur, corrosion has caused damage or the size of the pipe isn’t sufficient.
He said, “These projects will help ensure adequate water pressure and flow to homes and businesses for service and fire protection. The work will also help to reduce main breaks and related traffic and service impact.”
Customers 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 areas and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers.
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.