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Fisher Elevated Water Tank to Get Facelift from Illinois American Water

Investment of $500,000 will ensure continued reliable water service

FISHER, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Illinois American Water is rehabilitating the 100,000 gallon water
storage tank located on Jackson Street in Fisher. The investment of
approximately $500,000 will help extend the life of the storage tank,
which ensures adequate water supply and pressure for drinking water and
fire protection.

Work will begin this week on the tank that was originally constructed in
1973. The tank will be taken out of service to complete the necessary
work, which includes inspection and maintenance as well as painting to
the interior and exterior.

Tank painting will be completed under a canvas shroud to ensure debris
and paint does not escape. The old paint will be sandblasted off and
then a primer coat will be applied immediately to prevent rusting. Crews
will then paint an intermediate coat before applying a third and final
coat. The tank will be painted orange and will feature the Fisher Bunnie
mascot as well as the Illinois American Water logo.

According to Dave Farrar, senior operations manager, this investment
supports both reliable water service and community pride. He said,
“Water tanks not only serve a vital role in our water distribution
systems, but they serve as landmarks for communities. We are excited to
give the Fisher water tower a facelift, while keeping the orange color
and unique Fisher Bunnie which demonstrates the community pride felt by
all residents, including Illinois American Water.”

Water service will not be significantly affected by this project. At the
most, customers may notice a slight variation in water pressure as a
result of the tank being out of service. The quality of the water
flowing to customers’ homes and businesses will not be affected and will
continue to meet all federal and state water quality regulations.

The tank renovations are expected to be completed by the end of the
year. Once the work is completed, the tank will be inspected and placed
back in service.

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
more information, visit amwater.com
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Contacts

Illinois American Water
Karen Cotton, 309-566-4126
[email protected]