Illinois American Water Announces Winners of “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest

Illinois American Water has chosen the winners of its annual Imagine a Day Without Water art contest. The company offered the contest to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms within the Company’s service area. The contest is held annually in conjunction with the Value of Water Coalition’s “Imagine a Day Without Water” event to raise awareness about the value of water service.
“It’s hard to imagine even just one day without water. We need water to make our morning coffee, to cook family dinners, to fight fires, for public health and more. Even though water service is essential, the public often takes its value for granted,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.
He continued, “We want to thank our local educators for taking time to talk to their students about the value of water. Our team was impressed with the number and quality of entries received from across the state.”
The art contest winners listed below earned a $100 donation for their classroom:
Jaden Lucas, 5th grader at Grace Christian School in Pontiac Mary Clavey, 4th grader at St. Matthew Catholic School in Champaign Sam Kurka, 4th grader at West Lincoln-Broadwell Elementary School in Lincoln Allison Smith, 5th grader at Northlawn Junior High School in Streator Cuinn Donnellan, 4th grader at St. Peter’s Catholic School in South Beloit Sydney Plavec, 4th grader at St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria Joanna Jeffrey, 4th grader at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Peoria Twanya Davis, 5th grader at East Elementary School in Alton Brooke Rister, 5th grader at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Godfrey Cassidy Eccles – 5th grader at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Godfrey Eila Brian, 4th grader at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Pekin Sean Tison, 5th grader at Union Elementary School in Belleville Rheece Garavalia, 3rd grader at Blessed Sacrament School in Belleville Cayden McNease, 3rd grader at Notre Dame Academy in Belleville
Winning artwork can be viewed on Illinois American Water’s Facebook page at More information on “Imagine a Day Without Water” can be found at
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 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


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