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  • Restore the Clean Water Act: Take Action to Prevent Water Pollution, Reduce Flooding and Protect Habitat
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • Illinois Environmental Community Rejects Last Minute Fracking Bill
    May 24 2014
    Late today amendments were submitted in the Illinois General…
  • Is Illinois at risk for the next coal ash disaster?
    May 8 2014
    On Feb. 2, a storage site filled with coal ash – a…
  • IEPA pushes for rules on coal ash disposal
    March 11 2014
    Illinois coal power plants consumed more than 48 million tons of…
  • ELPC's Statement on Gov. Quinn's Clean Water Initiative
    January 29 2014
    Environmental Law & Policy Center Commends Governor…
    January 28 2014
    CHICAGO – Clean water advocates are challenging weak…

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Pekin Daily Times: Exclusive: Illinois American plans Pekin system improvements
Posted Jan 07, 2015

Illinois American Water Co. will upgrade a portion of its Pekin system in 2015 as phase II of the company’s system improvements continues. The company will spend approximately $600,000 for new water mains in the Deveron Circle area of Pekin. The project is a continuation of projects over the past few years that included a new water tower on Pekin’s south side, a booster station on Stadium Drive near Pekin Community High School, and water main replacement on South 12th Street, South... Read More »
Daily Herald: West Dundee water 'safe' despite elevated barium, radium
Posted Jan 01, 2015

Water testing in West Dundee has shown elevated levels of the elements barium and radium, but the problem is expected to be too short-lived to pose any health risk, authorities said Wednesday. Village Manager Joe Cavallaro said the elevated levels are because of equipment failure in the water softening system, and repairs are expected to be complete by the end of January. Until then, Cavallaro said the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has told him the water remains safe and not in... Read More »
The News-Gazette: Illinois American Water begins upgrades to Mattis plant
Posted Dec 24, 2014

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois American Water has begun making more than $6 million worth of upgrades to its approximately 50-year-old water-treatment plant on North Mattis Avenue in Champaign. The plant — located just south of the main Champaign post office — will gain a 10,000-square-foot building for a new chemical storage and delivery system, a control room, a lab and offices, according to company spokeswoman Karen Cotton. Work has already begun, and construction is expected to be... Read More »

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