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About Prairie Path Water Company

Prairie Path Water Company is a private water and wastewater utility provider. We take great pride in delivering safe and reliable utility services to residential and commercial customers throughout the state of Illinois.

But our commitment goes beyond providing essential utility services. We care about the health and wellbeing of our customers, employees, and our environment. And we actively contribute to the communities where we live and work. This commitment is expressed in our Company Purpose.

"We help people enjoy a better life and communities thrive."

You can learn more about us and the work we do in your community by following our News page.

Your Utility at a Glance

Prairie Path Water Company has been providing utility services since the 1960's, and our activities are regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission. We employ utilities professionals in the communities we serve, with head offices located in Chicago.

Drinking Water Infrastructure

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Production Capacity
12.1 MGD

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Distribution Mains
276 miles

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Potable Wells
46 Wells

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Surface Water Plants
1 Plant

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Storage Capacity
2.7 MG

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Storage Tanks
41 Tanks


Wastewater Infrastructure

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Treatment Capacity
3.2 MGD

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Treatment Plants
9 Plants

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Collection Mains
58 miles

Investing in Your Utility

We're committed (and obligated by regulators) to invest in older systems to bring them up to modern standards, and maintaining all systems in optimal operating condition through upgrade and replacement programs. These are our most recent capital investments in your utility.

Total $85.65 Million
2021 $5.22 Million
Next 5 Years $36.15 Million

Even the smallest utility systems require significant investments. But unlike other public infrastructure — roads, bridges, airports, transit, etc. — most water and wastewater infrastructure is never seen, yet we rely on it 24/7. Learn more about how utility systems work.

Our Service Areas

We provide utility services to these Illinois communities.

  • Apple Canyon
  • Camelot
  • Cedar
  • Char Mar
  • Cherry Hill
  • Clarendon
  • Coventry Creek
  • Delmar
  • Ferson Creek
  • Galena
  • Harbor Ridge
  • Holiday Hills
  • Killarney
  • Lake Holiday
  • Lake Marian
  • Lake Wildwood
  • Northern Hills
  • Oakwood
  • Rockvale
  • Valentine
  • Walk Up Woods
  • Westlake
  • Whispering Hills
  • Wildwood