Illinois American Water expanding corporate office in Belleville
BELLEVILLE – Illinois American Water is expanding its corporate office in Belleville.
A new 5,200 square-foot building will be added to the existing distribution center at 100 North Water Works Drive in Belleville, the company announced today.
This investment of about $1.4 million provides additional office, storage and team meeting space. Illinois American Water is partnering with local contractors on the project, including Holland Construction Services Inc. in Swansea, Lowry Electric in East St. Louis and Bel-O Cooling & Heating in O’Fallon.
“We are excited to work with local businesses on this upgrade to our local operations. This investment will enhance operational efficiencies and productivity, supporting our number one goal of excellent customer service,” said Karla Olson Teasley, Illinois American Water president.
Construction will consist of reinforced concrete foundations/slabs, aluminum stud walls with brick veneer, flat roof, high efficiency HVAC system, security, and interior finishes. Additional parking space and sidewalks with landscaping will be located at the rear of the building.
Construction and the subsequent move are expected to be completed this fall.
The U.S. EPA reports that the nation’s water utilities will need to make more than $335 billion in infrastructure investments over the next 20 years to ensure public health. These investments include replacing thousands of miles of pipe and upgrades to treatment plants, storage tanks and other assets.
Illinois American said the investment in the Interurban (Metro East) District is among continuous investments and improvements it’s making to meet demands now and into the future.