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Illinois American Water Completing $1.2 Million Investment in Sadorus; Flushing of Water System Begins


Illinois American Water's efforts to connect the Sadorus water system to
the Champaign County water distribution system are nearing completion.
The investment of approximately $1.2 million included installing about
three miles of water main to connect the two systems.

The Environmental Protection Agency has inspected the new 8-inch water
main and approved permitting. Illinois American Water will flush the
water main and entire Sadorus water system beginning Thursday Aug. 2,
2018. This work will continue for several weeks.

According to Dave Farrar, senior manager of field operations and
production, flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of
water through the water mains and fire hydrants. Fire hydrants are also
checked and operated to support fire protection in the community

No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the work.
Illinois American Water advises that when crews are flushing nearby,
customers may experience a temporary drop in water pressure or draw some
discolored water for a short period of time. If this does occur, it is
recommended that customers let their cold water run to clear before
using it again and refrain from doing laundry during that time.

Illinois American Water acquired the Village of Sadorus water system at
the end of March 2017. Future investment projects in Sadorus will
include upgrading undersized, outdated water mains. New fire hydrants
will also be installed to enhance fire protection.

Farrar said, "When Sadorus entrusted us with its water system, we made a
commitment to provide the best product possible. This investment will
help improve the taste and odor of Sadorus' drinking water."

Customers are being notified of the system flushing via media outreach,
customer calls and information on Illinois American Water's website at
Information is also provided to customer service center representatives
at 1-800-422-2782.

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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