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During this webinar, Bill Teichmiller, CEO for EG Water Cooperative, will cover best practices, planning and assessment, decaying infrastructure, and case examples from EJ Water Cooperative, the fastest growing water system in Illinois.
EJ Water Cooperative, Inc., Dietrich, Illinois, is a multi-county regional water system, serving members in Effingham, Jasper, Clark, Clay, Cumberland, Edwards, Richland, Sangamon, Shelby. Fayette, Crawford, Montgomery and Christian counties. The system has expanded to over 2,000 miles of water mains, 10,000-plus members, and serves about 30,000 people. EJ works closely with USDA Rural Development and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) as its main funding source. The webinar is part of our Spring 2017 LGE Series on Infrastructure for Economic Development.