NJAW completes $26.2M expansion at water treatment facility in Howell

New Jersey American Water announced Thursday it has completed a $26.2 million expansion project at a water treatment facility in Howell.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of the Oak Glen Water Treatment Plant, NJAW said.

“Today we come together to celebrate the completion of a critical infrastructure project for the people of Monmouth and Ocean counties,” Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water and senior vice president, eastern division of American Water, said. “This project would not have been possible without the strategic vision of our leadership team, countless hours of planning and the many professionals who were dedicated to making this project a reality.”

The project, NJAW said, will ensure stability of the water supply and support continued growth in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

“Strengthening our state’s utility infrastructure is a high priority for the board,” Joseph L. Fiordaliso, president, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, said. “I congratulate New Jersey American Water for completing this important project and improving the reliability and safety of this critical system for its customers.”

The upgrades have allowed the facility’s maximum capacity to increase from 10 million gallons per day to 17.5 million GPD.

“This project, along with many of our infrastructure investment projects, helps our team produce clean, safe, reliable water to our current customers, while giving us the ability to serve additional customers well into the future,” Norton said.