Market Overview

Illinois American Water Streator District Investing Approximately $790,000 across Service Area


Work taking place in Ransom, Dana and Streator

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

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
and follow American Water on Twitter,
and LinkedIn.

View Comments and Join the Discussion!