Bill Teichmiller

CEO at EJ Water Cooperative, Inc.
Past Speaker: AWS 2018


Bill Teichmiller is the CEO of EJ Water Cooperative, Inc., the largest regional water
cooperative system in Illinois. EJ Water is a not-for-profit organization serving a
population of 75,000 in south central Illinois. This innovative coop’s mission is to “Improve
the Quality of Life, the Cooperative Way”. EJ Water has over 3,000 miles of main and
service area of over 2,500 square miles. This service area is larger than the states of
Delaware and Rhode Island.

Mr. Teichmiller speaks nationally on leadership strategies, creating and advocating for
culture in the workforce, rural community relations and regionalization. He believes in
growing his team and the people around him. Mr. Teichmiller is also an advocate of
leadership and organizational development. With his passion for strategic planning and
effective utility management, he brings the leading-edge technology to the communities
that EJ Water helps in the rural areas.

Mr. Teichmiller has served two years as the President of Association of Regional Water
Organization. He was invited to speak at the White House on the importance of
regionalization and the positive impact it has on the rural communities EJ Water serves. EJ
Water is honored the USDA and USEPA value them as leaders of the industry and a utility of