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Illinois American Water Investing Approximately $2 Million in Champaign County to Replace and Install over 7,000 Feet of Water Main


Illinois American Water's Champaign County District is investing
approximately $2 million to upgrade its water service distribution
system. The investment includes replacing and installing over 7,000 feet
of water main across the service area including Champaign, Urbana and

A map of the proposed work can be viewed here –
This investment notice does not include the water main extension project
near Sadorus. That project, which includes over three miles of water
main installation and is an investment of over $1.2 million, is nearing
completion. Once completed, the Sadorus community will be connected to
Illinois American Water's Champaign County water service distribution

According to Dave Farrar, 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. Much of the pipe to be
replaced will be upsized from 2-inch galvanized pipe to 6-inch and
8-inch ductile iron pipe. In addition several loops will be created
within the distribution system to help ensure quality water service.

Farrar 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. Water main replacements also help to decrease the occurrence
of water main breaks and related traffic and service impact."

Customers affected directly by the work will be notified via letter
about the impact and any necessary steps. The letter will include a
local contact for questions. 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide
regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related
services to over 14 million people in 45 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
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