Illinois American Water to Install 3,500 Feet of Water Main in Pekin

— Illinois American Water will replace approximately 3,500 feet of 16-inch water main along Court Street in Pekin.  The work will begin on Monday, March 14, 2016 on Court Street from Stadium Drive to Reservoir Road and continue for a short distance on Reservoir Road.  

This investment of about $600,000 is related to the Company’s effort to bring a new booster station online.  Last year, the booster station project uncovered some weak spots in the water main on Court Street.  

Cord Crisler, operations superintendent for the Pekin District, said, “We worked with our engineering team on this solution.  Our expectation is that we will be able to complete the booster station project this summer.”

In order to complete the main installation, intermittent lane closures will be needed throughout the project.  Detour signs will be posted for the alternate route.  Motorists should use caution, obey traffic signs and follow detour routes when driving in the area. If possible, for their safety and that of the crews working on this project, motorists should avoid the area.

Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by mid-April.  Once completed, customers in the area will have their water service transferred to the new main.  The scope of this work and any impact to water service will be communicated directly to the approximately 12 customers affected.  

Crisler said, “We appreciate our customers’ understanding as we complete this critical work.”  

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