llinois American Water’s Streator District is investing in a new operations and distribution facility. Construction on the new facility, which will be located on West Main Street in Streator, will begin this spring.
According to Jon Mase, operations superintendent for the Streator District, this investment of about $3.5 million will improve operational efficiencies and enhance customer service. “With the complex work we perform there’s a growing need for technology and training space as well as increased storage for tools and equipment. The new building will enhance our internal operations which will, as a result, support improved service to our customers,” said Mase.
The facility will be approximately 12,000 sq. ft. and will include an improved customer service area; expanded equipment storage and maintenance garage with five garage bays; and dedicated operations and maintenance areas.
Mase added that the new facility will “support employee safety.” He continued, “By improving efficiency, we help to prevent injury, and there’s nothing more important than ensuring our colleagues go home safe every day.”
Vissering Construction from Streator has been contracted to complete the construction. SUMAC, INC., a minority-owned firm, is the architect for this project. Construction is projected to be completed by the end of the year. For more information about Illinois American Water, visit www.illinoisamwater.com.
Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, 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 6,800.