Illinois American Water awards over
$48,000 through 2016 Firefighter Grant Program
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[October 12, 2016]
- Over $48,000 will be awarded to 70 Illinois fire departments
through Illinois American Water’s 2016 Firefighter Grant Program.
The program was created in 2010 to provide financial assistance to
fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois
American Water’s service area. To date, the program has resulted in
over 350 grants totaling over $342,000 awarded across the state.
“Our teams partner closely with fire departments, testing and
operating every fire hydrant across the state and working hard to
ensure reliable water service for fire protection, but we wanted to
do more,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.
“This program enables us to further support our local heroes in the
communities we serve.”
Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to
provide personal protective gear, communications equipment,
firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and
Logan County departments winning awards:
City of Lincoln Fire Department
Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District
About Illinois American
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 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a
customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research
laboratory in Belleville.
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Illinois American Water ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Water
Utilities in the Midwest" according to J.D. Power’s 2016 Water Utility
Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM.
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded
U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this
year, the company employs 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated
and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an
estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information
can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.