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New Jersey American Water Investing $9 Million on Barnegat Bay Peninsula

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New Jersey American Water is currently investing over $9 million for the installation of new water mains in its service areas on Barnegat Bay Peninsula, stretching from Bay Head to Ortley Beach. The approximate 41,695 feet of new pipe replaces water main that has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron pipe.

"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 Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations. "With the installation of the new water mains, New Jersey American Water customers should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability."

Customers are encouraged to 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 qualified contractors; CRJ Contractors Corp. and Perna Finnigan Inc. are currently working along the following streets:

In Bay Head:

In Mantoloking:

In Lavallette:

New Jersey American Water qualified contractor CRJ Contracting Corp. recently completed work on the following streets in Ortley Beach:

Construction for these projects is expected to be completed by the end of December and final street restoration will take place in the spring 2018. "We always remind drivers and pedestrians to take caution while traveling in the vicinity of work sites, especially during construction hours," stated Keane.

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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