Illinois American Water Celebrates New Facility in Streator

Streator, Ill. (April 7, 2021) – Illinois American Water’s Streator District celebrated the completion of a new facility with the Streator Chamber of Commerce and Illinois American Water employees. A ribbon cutting was held with the small group at the new facility located at 1301 West Main Street in Streator.

The new facility represents an investment of approximately $3.8 million in the Streator District. The new facility is approximately 12,000 sq. ft. and includes expanded equipment storage and a maintenance garage with five garage bays as well as dedicated operations and maintenance areas. The new facility also includes a training space to support employee safety.

According to Holly Wheeler, operations superintendent for the Streator District, “We are happy to be in our new facility and celebrating with our local Chamber. The investment will improve operational efficiencies, customer service and employee safety.”

She added, “Our team performs complex work daily. The new space allows our employees to receive safety training in a designated area. Also, the larger storage space helps us equip our team with necessary equipment and supplies.”

Vissering Construction from Streator completed the construction. SUMAC, INC., a minority-owned firm, was the architect for this project.  For more information about Illinois American Water, visit

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. For more information, visit and follow Illinois American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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