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PONTIAC, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Illinois American Water is investing approximately $650,000 to enhance
water service. The project includes a facelift to one of four water
treatment tanks, rehabilitation of six filters and installation of a new
generator. This work will enhance water service, water pressure and fire
protection to Pontiac area customers.

Work on the water treatment tank, which was completed this spring,
included an inspection and maintenance as well as painting to the
interior and exterior. According to Corey Robinson, operations
superintendent, this investment enhances reliability and longevity of
the tank.

Additional work at the water treatment plant includes restoring six
filters and installing a new generator. This work will begin this month
and is expected to be completed this fall.

Robinson said, “At Illinois American Water, we plan for prudent,
proactive investments to ensure our customers receive the best product
possible. These investments will help us to deliver water service
critical for daily use, but also for fire protection and public health.”

Water service will not be significantly affected by these water
treatment system improvements. 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.

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
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Karen Cotton