Illinois American Water offers elementary student art contest in
conjunction with National “Imagine a Day Without Water” event
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[September 17, 2016]
American Water is inviting Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade classrooms
within the Company’s service area to participate in an “Imagine a
Day Without Water” art contest. Winning students will win their
classroom a $100 donation. Artwork may also be featured in a future
bill insert and other communication pieces.
“It’s hard to imagine even just one day without water. We need water
to make a cup of coffee, grow fruits and vegetables, and manufacture
nearly every product we use in our daily lives. We also need water
to fight fires and for public health. While essential, few people
understand the fundamental value of water and the systems that bring
water to and from homes and businesses all day, every day,” said
Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.
To help educate Illinois American Water’s youngest customers, the
Company is partnering with the Value of Water Coalition on the
Second Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” event launched September
15th. All across the nation, events and activities will take place
to highlight the important, and often taken for granted, role our
drinking water plays.
Participation in the “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest is
easy. Students are asked to draw a picture and write one sentence
that describes what water service and a day without water means to
them. Teachers can find instructions and materials online at
in the “Learning Center” area of the site. Learn more about “Imagine
a Day Without Water” here
Winner(s) of the art contest will be announced in November. Last
year’s winning artwork can be viewed on the Company’s Facebook page
By submitting an entry the student, teacher and school are agreeing
to have the submission, including identification information like
name, school, etc. to be used in Illinois American Water materials.
All entries should be sent to External Affairs Manager, Karen
Cotton, at 7500 North Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615 by Oct.
13, 2016. Questions can be directed to
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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 1.2 million people.
American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality
control and research laboratory in Belleville.
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.
[Karen L. Cotton
Manager, External Affairs
Illinois American Water]