Illinois American Water says it has awarded more than $222,000 in grants for 66 community projects since 2009. Company spokeswoman Karen Cotton says some of the more than 100 Illinois communities the company serves have received no grants to date. So she’s encouraging anyone with a project that affects water quality and conservation to apply.
The deadline to apply is the end of next month. The company has awarded money for runoff reducing gardens, erosion controls, rain barrels, medication collections, invasive plant removal, and environmental education.