Illinois Drought: Update January 4, 2006, Illinois State Water Survey

Illinois Drought Update




MAY 5, 2006






Illinois-American Water Company

Illinois-American Water Company is the largest investor-owned water utility in the State of Illinois serving 267,000 customers throughout the state with water facilities in the Chicago Metro Area, Champaign, Pontiac, Sterling, Streator, Lincoln, Pekin, Peoria, Alton, Cairo, and the Interurban District in East St. Louis and Granite City.


There are no drought related incidents for Illinois-American Water Company this reporting period. 


The Company continues to monitor the Mississippi River, which is the source water for their East St. Louis plant, but does not expect a problem with continued service. The East St. Louis plant serves East St. Louis, Belleville, Swansea, Shiloh, O'Fallon, Caseyville, Waterloo, and Millstadt. They have taken steps to install temporary pumping equipment to ensure a continuous supply is available to this water plant. The pumping equipment would essentially be a temporary extension of their water intake into the river.



Aqua Illinois


The second largest investor-owned water utility, Aqua Illinois, serves 55,000 customers in their Candlewick, Hawthorn Woods, Ivanhoe, Kankakee, Oak Run, University Park, Vermilion, Willowbrook, and Woodhaven Divisions in the northern half of the State.


There are no drought related incidents for Aqua Illinois this reporting period.


Utilities, Inc.


Utilities, Inc has 22 small water utilities scattered in the Northern half of the State with a combined 15,000 customers statewide. These water utilities all operate small well systems with one being purchased water.


There are no drought related incidents this reporting period.




There are no drought related incidents for investor-owned water utilities for this reporting period.   Both the investor-owned water utilities and the Commission are closely monitoring the situation and the effects the drought may have on utility customers. While the water supply has been adequate for investor owned water utilities, the outlook for investor-owned water utilities appears to be heavily dependent on the temperature, precipitation level, and resulting water usage.

Illinois Drought

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