Illinois American Water is one of the leading investor-owned water services providers in Illinois that provides waste water treatment services for more than 1 million individuals. It provides leaks detection, water quality analysis, and chemical and microbiological testing services. The company conducts various research programs that focus on monitoring, testing, identifying and controlling several water contaminants in drinking and waste water. With a location in Peoria, Ill., Illinois American Water is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, which was founded in 1886 and is a water and waste water utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., American Water employs over 7,000 professionals who provide drinking water, stromwater control and other related services to nearly 15 million people in approximately 30 U.S. states and Canada.