NJAW invests $300M on statewide upgrades in 2018

Voorhees-based New Jersey American Water announced in 2018, it had invested more than $300 million on system upgrades and improvement projects throughout the state.

“At New Jersey American Water, our goal is to provide safe, reliable water service to all of our customers,” Deborah Degillio, president of NJAW, said. “From source to tap, our team of professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory standards and deliver the best quality water. Investment now helps sustain our current operations while ensuring resiliency for the future — all at the benefit of our customers.”

Improvement highlights for the year include:

  • $102.4 million to install more than 67 miles of main to replace and rehabilitate aging pipe;
  • $2 million in leak detection equipment;
  • $100 million to improve water treatment facilities around the state;
  • $13 million to replace 1,029 fire hydrants and 1,475 valves;
  • $15.2 million to replace 11,600 services lines;
  • $4 million to rehabilitate six water tanks.