New Jersey American Water Investing $3.1 Million in Morris and Somerset Counties
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Beginning this month, New
Jersey American Water will be investing $3.1 million in new water
mains in its services areas in Morris and Somerset counties. The
approximate 10,700 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was
installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging 4- and 6-inch water lines
will be replaced with 8- and 12-inch ductile iron pipes. These projects
also include replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines
along the pipeline route.
"These improvements should enhance water service reliability and water
flows for residences and fire protection," stated Tom Shroba, senior
director of Operations, North Region. "These water main improvements are
part of New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to
accelerate the renewal
of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful
This project will be along Highview
Avenue, from Anderson Hill Road to Olcott Avenue. Weather permitting,
the project will begin on or about February 20 and will take
approximately two months to complete. The project should be completed in
approximately two months. Final pacing and restoration will be completed
by Bernardsville Borough and scheduled for summer of 2017.
In Chatham Township:
This project will be along Lafayette
Avenue, from Southern Boulevard to Shunpike Road/Watchung Avenue. Work
will begin after school hours on February 17 and, weather
permitting; the project will be completed in approximately two months.
Final paving and restoration will be completed in the fall of 2017.
This project will be along Browning Court and
Thackery Lane, from Corey Lane to the end of the roadways. Browning
Court project will begin on or about February 17 and will be completed
by mid-April. Thackery Lane will begin mid-March and will be completed
by mid-May. Final paving and restoration will be completed in the summer
New Jersey American Water is committed to the safety of its employees
and advises pedestrians and drivers to please take caution in the
vicinity of work sites.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the
largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com.
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically
diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.
Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs 6,700
dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million
people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found
by visiting www.amwater.com.
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New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Communications and External Affairs
Source: New Jersey American Water
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