Pekin Daily Times: Exclusive: Illinois American plans Pekin system improvementsPosted 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, radiumPosted 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 plantPosted 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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