Illinois American Water Updates Water System Alert for Peoria Service Area

Water Service Restored to Majority of Customers; Boil Water Order in Effect


WEBWIRE – Monday, February 10, 2014

Peoria, Ill.  – Water has been restored to the majority of customers affected by the water main  break this morning at the intersection of NE Jefferson and Abingdon Street. The affected area is identified by a black border in the attached graphic.

Customers in the affected area should bring their water to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. Water is OK for bathing, washing and other common uses. This boil order is being issued in accordance with Illinois EPA regulations. Anytime water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch in any part of a community’s distribution system, a boil order must be issued as a precaution to protect customers. This boil order is in effect for 36 hours. A release will be issued when the boil order is lifted.

Crews are working diligently to repair the 30-inch transmission main. In order to make repairs, it is necessary tocontinue a temporary interruption in water service to about 20 customers. Those customers are located onAbingdon Street from Adams to Prospect and on Jefferson from Spring to Adams.

If repairs go as planned and there are no unforeseen issues, the water main should be repaired and those customers back in water service tomorrow afternoon. Once water is restored, customers will be under a boilwater order and should follow the necessary precautions.

About Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water, a wholly owned 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 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.



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