Illinois American Water to Flush
Water Mains in Lincoln
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[October 10, 2014]
LINCOLN - Illinois American Water will
conduct water main flushing in Lincoln beginning Monday, Oct. 6,
2014 as part of its annual distribution system maintenance program.
The routine work is being done as part of an annual flushing program
that improves customer water service by flushing or cleaning mineral
deposits and sediment from water mains. Flushing will occur during
daytime hours between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm., Monday through Friday,
and continue through Oct. 16, 2014.
“The flushing program is designed not only to maintain a high
quality of water in the Lincoln distribution system, but to inspect
and operate fire hydrants to assure they are in good working order
as well,” said David Schonauer, operations superintendent for the
No interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the
work. Illinois American Water advises that when crews are flushing
nearby, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or
discoloration of their water. Illinois American Water does not
foresee incidences of discoloration, but if this does occur, it is
recommended that customers let their cold water run to clear before
using it again and refrain from doing laundry during that time. If
problems persist, notify Illinois American Water’s customer service
center, 24-hours a day at 1-800-422-2782.
The water main flushing will be performed by Illinois American Water
crews. They will be working out of white utility trucks labelled
with the company logo. All employees will also have photo ID badges.
The anticipated flushing schedule for Illinois American Water’s
Lincoln District is:
East of RR tracks to Pulaski St.
East of RR tracks from Pulaski St. to Keokuk St.
East of RR tracks from Keokuk St. to Lincolnwood - includes all of
Between RR tracks & Union from Decatur St. to Feldman Dr.
Between Broadwell Dr. & Seventh St.
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Between Seventh St. & Sixteenth St.
Between Sixteenth St. & Feldman Dr.
West of Lincoln Parkway from Fifth St. Woodlawn.
West of Lincoln Parkway on Woodlawn to I - 55
[Karen Collon, Illinois American
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 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14
million people in more than 40 states, as well as parts of Canada.
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