Excerpts from this story referencing Pekin

"… ody need to make money on your water?" said Dick Hierstein, city manager ofPekin, Ill., which decided to buy back its water system from American Water Work …"

"… nsidering purchasing the company itself.Officials in the Illinois towns of Pekin and Peoria — which have some of the highest water rates in the …"

"… ries of American Water Works, and have taken steps to buy back the assets. Pekin officials have complained about burst pipes and malfunctioning hydrants. O …"