Illinois American Water Investing Approximately $400,000 for Dana Water Tank Facelift

STREATOR, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Illinois American Water is rehabilitating the 68,000 gallon water
storage tank located on Walnut Street in the Village of Dana. The
investment of approximately $400,000 will help extend the life of the
115-foot-tall storage tank and ensure safe drinking water for today and
in the future.

Work will kick off this month on the steel standpipe tank which was
originally constructed over a decade ago. The tank will be taken out of
service to complete the necessary work, which includes inspection and
maintenance as well as painting to the interior and exterior. Tank
painting will be completed under a canvas shroud to ensure debris and
paint does not escape. The old paint will be sandblasted off and a
primer coat will be applied to prevent rusting. Crews will then paint an
intermediate coat before applying a third and final coat.

According to Jon Mase, operations supervisor, this investment will
enhance reliability and longevity of the tank. “Water tanks not only
serve a vital role in our water distribution systems, but they serve as
landmarks for communities. We are excited to give this tank a facelift,”
said Mase.

Water service will not be significantly affected by the tank
improvements. At the most, customers may notice a slight variation in
water pressure as a result of the tank being out of service. The quality
of the water flowing to customers’ homes and businesses will not be
affected and will continue to meet all federal and state water quality

Once the work is completed, the tank will be inspected and placed back
in service. The project is expected to be completed in September.

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

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 45
states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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Karen Cotton

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