STREATOR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is investing approximately $790,000 to upgrade the Streator District water systems including work in Ransom, Dana and Streator. The projects will help ensure quality, reliable water service for today and future generations.
In both Ransom and Dana, work includes the installation of new chemical feed equipment for enhanced water treatment. According to Jon Mase, operations superintendent for the Streator District, the new equipment will ensure stable disinfection and decrease the need for flushing throughout the distribution systems.
Customers should not experience an interruption to water service during construction. The work is expected to be completed in September.
In Streator, a water main replacement project is nearing completion on East Main Street. About 2,250 feet of 6-inch and 8-inch water main was installed along East Main Street from Fuller Street heading east out of town and on Calvary Lane. 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. Water main replacements also help to decrease the occurrence of water main breaks and related traffic and service impact.
Mase said, “Continuous investment in our local water infrastructure is critical for ensuring customers receive quality, reliable drinking water service. This work to replace and upgrade water mains will help ensure adequate water pressure and flow to homes, businesses and for fire protection.”
Customers affected directly by the water main replacement work will be notified directly or via letter about the impact and any necessary steps. Illinois American Water reminds motorists traveling through construction zones to obey speed limits, focus on the road and discontinue cell phone use.
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.