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New Jersey American Water Investing $3.5 Million in Monmouth County

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New Jersey American Water is investing over $3.5 million in new water mains in its Asbury Park, Neptune Township and Ocean Township service areas in Monmouth County. The approximate 23,000 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.

New Jersey American Water crews are currently working along the following streets:

In Asbury Park

In Neptune Township

In Ocean Township

"This significant improvement project is part of the company's multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life to help ensure continued reliable service," stated Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations, Coastal Region. "With the installation of the new water mains, customers should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, as well as continued improvement in reliability."

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of April and final street restoration will be completed in the fall of 2017. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to 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. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. 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.

New Jersey American Water
MEDIA CONTACT:
Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs
856-782-2316
denise.free@amwater.com

Source: New Jersey American Water

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