Illinois American Water Invests $1 Million to Upgrade Grand Boulevard Booster Station in PeoriaSource: Business Wire
Work is currently underway at the booster station to upgrade electrical equipment as well as install new motors and starters. The three high service pumps at the station will be rehabilitated to operate via variable frequency drive (VFD) motors which use energy-saving technology to vary the pumping output to match current demands, rather than one constant speed.
“This technology will save on energy use and cost, reducing our
environmental footprint, while benefiting our operations and customers,”
Customers will also benefit from Illinois American Water applying for
and receiving an Ameren Illinois rebate of
Goodson said, “We are always looking for ways to decrease costs and
operate more efficiently. We know that for every dollar we save, we can
The booster station upgrade is not expected to impact water service. The project will be completed this fall.
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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 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 45
Source: Illinois American Water