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    Officials with Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, say they believe in the importance of being a good neighbor and good steward of the environment.  The company supports initiatives that strengthen and enrich communities, with a focus on clean water, water conservation, education and community sustainability.
    In 2018, Illinois American Water demonstrated a diverse range of skills through community service projects in Illinois, including the company’s Alton District and Interurban District.  These districts serve East St. Louis, Granite City, Belleville, Alton, Godfrey, Grafton, Elsah, Forest Homes-Maple Park and surrounding areas.  Illinois American Water’s employee volunteer events included a river cleanup, e-waste recycling event, fence construction at a local nonprofit organization, as well as collecting and bagging food supplies for a food bank.
    “These types of employee-led initiatives sponsored by Illinois American Water fulfill a critical need in our community,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water and senior vice president of American Water’s Midwest Division.  “We are proud of our employees who have a passion for giving back and supporting causes greater than themselves.”  
    Also, in 2018, Illinois American Water partnered with the city of Alton and village of Godfrey to solve wastewater needs.  The company has signed asset purchase agreements with both communities to acquire their wastewater systems.  Illinois American Water expects Illinois Commerce Commission approval of both acquisitions in 2019.
    Illinois American Water’s continuous investment across the state is a key factor in its ability to meet both the current and future needs of its customers. Illinois American Water has the water capacity to accommodate projected growth and to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. The company’s East St. Louis water treatment plant has a capacity of 56 million gallons per day to serve wholesale customers, residential homes and businesses in the Metro East and surrounding communities in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Bond counties with reliable water service.
    The company’s Granite City water treatment plant has a capacity of 15 million gallons per day to serve wholesale customers, residential homes and businesses in Granite City, Venice, Brooklyn, Madison, Pontoon Beach and surrounding communities with reliable water service.
    The company’s Alton water treatment plant has a capacity of 16 million gallons per day to serve wholesale customers, residential homes and businesses in Alton, Godfrey, Grafton, Elsah and surrounding service areas with reliable water service.
    While investment is critical, Illinois American Water’s employees are the company’s biggest asset.  The company is committed to workforce diversity including hiring and retaining individuals that bring new ideas and talents to the table.