Illinois American Water Asks Pekin Residents To Limit Water Use

Illinois American Water is close to finishing a big project in Pekin.

It will bring a new booster station online on Wednesday, completing a nearly five-million dollar project.

“There are sometimes unforeseen issues that pop up, so we want to be proactive and prepared in case things don’t go exactly as planed,” says Karen Cotton of Illinois American Water.

So, Illinois American Water hopes Pekin residents will limit non-essential water use on Tuesday and Wednesday.

That includes outdoor and curbside watering.

“That will ensure that we have a reserve in place in case something happens while we go online,” says Cotton.

A water main broke during an attempt in August. But because of sufficient reserved water, Pekin residents didn’t notice a difference in their service.

The new booster addition costs $4.7 million and will help water distribution throughout the city.

Visit their website to learn what areas are impacted the most.



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