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Illinois American Water Investing Over $575,000 in Pontiac to Replace and Install 2,600 Feet of Water Main

PONTIAC, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Illinois American Water’s Pontiac District is investing over $575,000 to
upgrade its water service distribution system. The investment includes
replacing and installing over 2,600 feet of water main.

The work will take place on Cleary Street from Mill Street to Division
Street. This work is being completed ahead of the City’s road
reconstruction. Work is also occurring on Howard Street from Ladd Street
to Wood Street and on Wood Street from Howard Street to Madison Street.
Construction is expected to start next month.

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.

Tim Tuley, operations superintendent for the Pontiac District 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.”

Customers affected directly by the water main replacement work will be
notified directly or via letter about the impact and any necessary steps.

In addition to the water main investment projects, the company is also
investing approximately $75,000 to create more parking space at its
Howard Street office building to improve customer service. A neighboring
property was purchased for this effort. Work is expected to kick off
next month.

Illinois American Water reminds motorists traveling through construction
zones to obey speed limits, focus on the road and discontinue cell phone

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