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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Monmouth County

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New Jersey American Water began work this month on a number of water infrastructure improvements, investing over $4.4 million within its Monmouth County service areas. The approximate 30,130 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1900s. The existing pipe has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron and PVC pipes.

"These projects demonstrate our commitment to provide high quality, reliable water service to our customers and represent just a few of the $350 million in system-wide upgrades we are making in 2017," stated Jeff Bowlby, manager of field operations. "We encourage customers to use our new, user-friendly Infrastructure Upgrade Map located on the company's website to details about its pipeline renewal projects, including these projects located in Monmouth County."

Visit www.newjerseyamwater.com to learn more about New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state and to use the newly added infrastructure upgrade map located under Water Quality, System Updates.

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

In Howell:

In Bradley Beach:

In Little Silver:

In Aberdeen:

In Long Branch:

In Neptune:

Bowlby also reminded drivers and pedestrians to take caution while traveling in the vicinity of work sites, especially during construction hours. "Construction for these projects are expected to be completed by the end of December and final street restoration will take place in the spring 2018."

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 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 6,800 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
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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