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Illinois American Water's Pekin District Celebrates 7 Years of Excellence in Safety


Illinois American Water's Pekin District has reached a significant
safety milestone. According to Cord Crisler, Operations Superintendent,
the Pekin District has gone over 7 years without experiencing any
lost-time accidents.

Illinois American Water employees work around the clock to provide an
essential service critical for daily life, public health and fire
protection. The work performed can include daily hazards like working in
confined spaces, among motorists and in extreme weather. Employees also
handle chemicals, conduct excavation, operate equipment and complete
heavy lifting.

Crisler said, "Safety is on our minds every minute of every day. There
is nothing more important than ensuring our employees go home in the
same condition they arrived at work, if not better. We owe that to our
coworkers and their families. There is no room for shortcuts when it
comes to safety."

Illinois American Water conducts both classroom and hands-on training on
a regular basis. Employees also participate in facility and job site
audits to ensure compliance with established workplace safety practices.

Crisler said, "Our safety record means a lot to our team. Safety is a
daily focus. We continuously evaluate and act to remove hazards to
prevent injuries."

Illinois American Water's Pekin District has over 14,000 customer
connections. Total population served is approximately 88,000 people.

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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated
and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services
to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More
information can be found by visiting

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