Illinois American Water Acquires Piasa Township Sanitary District

Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk today announced the company’s acquisition of the Piasa Township Sanitary District. The purchase of the system adds approximately 120 customers to the company’s customer base in the Alton District.

In a public referendum on April 4, 2017, residents of Piasa Township Sanitary District voted in favor of dissolving the sewer district, and supported a sale of the wastewater system to Illinois American Water. The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the sale for $60,000 on Aug. 25, 2017.

Under Illinois American Water ownership, Piasa Township residents will see a decrease of about $14.50 a month for their wastewater service. Monthly bills will decrease from about $50 to about $35.50. This includes a fixed rate of $25.50 charged by Illinois American Water and a purchased sewage treatment charge passed on from the Village of Godfrey.

“We are excited to serve these customers and to help decrease one of their household bills,” said Karen Cooper, Illinois American Water’s senior manager of field operations and production. “Through this acquisition, we will expand our existing footprint and ensure local residents have access to a long-term, reliable and affordable wastewater service for years to come.”

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