Illinois American Water Company will be closing on its purchase of Alton's wastewater system at the end of June, and has begun sending out information to its future customers to get them ready to a different look to their bills. Your new water bill statement will include charges for both water and wastewater service. The utility has included in its mailer a sample copy of a bill.

Illinois American Water spokesman Karen Cotton tells The Big Z some people are confusing that for an actual bill.

Click here for Cotton's comments

Illinois American will be hosting an open house at the Alton Knights of Columbus Hall on 4th Street on Tuesday, June 11 from 5-7pm where you can ask questions about the switch.

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