The new Field Operations Superintendent of Illinois American Water's Alton District says the Alton Fire Department has made significant improvements recently.  The department's Insurance Service Office rating has been upgraded, and Karen Cooper says the department recently requested the company color-code its fire hydrants.

Cooper comments

Cooper says adequate and reliable fire protection would not be possible without a properly maintained water system, and that is one reason why Illinois American Water strives to have the best possible program in place to keep its equipment in tip-top shape.

(Copyright WBGZ Radio/ )