Illinois American Water Names Nathan Pennisi Operations Superintendent in Lincoln

Lincoln, Ill. (Dec. 28, 2020) – Nathan Pennisi has been named operations superintendent for Illinois American Water’s Lincoln District, effective Dec. 28, 2020.

Nathan comes to Illinois American Water from Pennsylvania American Water where he was production supervisor.

Prior to joining American Water, he was a water treatment plant operator and then an assistant operations manager for the Department of Public Utilities in Troy, New York.

Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is certified as a Class 1A Water Treatment Operator in New York and a Class A and E Water System Operator in Pennsylvania.

“Nathan has shown a great commitment to providing safe, reliable service to American Water customers, and communities. We are excited to have him on our Illinois team and look forward to him sharing his expertise in our Lincoln District.” said Eric Larson, senior manager of operations for Illinois American Water’s Western Division.

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 6,800 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 make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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