The water quality in Alton is above and beyond what is required by regulators, according to a recent award given to the water plant. Illinois American Water owns three plants in all that received the nod from the Partnership for Safe Water. Water company spokesman Karen Cotton says they are proud to have earned this award.
Illinois American Water plants in East St. Louis and Cairo also received the Directors Award of Recognition. Cotton says American Water has had more plants receive Phase III certification than any other water utility in the country.