In 2023, Illinois American Water invests USD 297M

In 2023, Illinois American Water will have invested USD 297M in water and wastewater system infrastructure replacement and enhancements throughout the state. This work includes installing new pipes, pumps, hydrants, valves, lift stations, water treatment facilities, storage tanks, new water quality systems and technology.

Locally, in the company’s Eastern Division, the capital investment in infrastructure has reached USD 43.6M in 2023. The Eastern Division is comprised of the Champaign, Pontiac, Sterling, and Streator water service areas; Fisher wastewater system; Villa Grove water and wastewater systems; and Tolono water and wastewater systems.

“Illinois American Water seeks to strategically and efficiently direct capital improvements where they are needed most. In the last decade, Illinois American Water has invested USD 1.6bn in water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Illinois. These investments involved making repairs to existing infrastructure and replacement when needed,” said Rebecca Losli, president, Illinois American Water. “We work with state and federal regulators from the Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Commerce Commission to make sure we meet all requirements and policies not only for today but anticipate what may be ahead of our communities and customers tomorrow.”

“Our systems and facilities continue to be resilient, reliable, and dependable for our customers here in the Eastern Division and across our state,” said Brian Wiemers, senior manager, operations, Eastern Division. ”We take a strategic, proactive approach, with customer service and reliability driving our investments.”

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