NJAW invests $1.8M in Ocean City water infrastructure

New Jersey American Water announced Wednesday it will be investing $1.8 million to replace 5,000 feet of aging wastwater lines throughout Ocean City this fall.

The company said it will replace the lines — some installed from as far back as the 1930s — along the following streets:

  • 11th Street from West Avenue to the boardwalk;
  • Ocean Avenue from 13th Street to midway between Eighth Street and Ninth Street;
  • 10th Street from Ocean Avenue to the boardwalk;
  • 12th Street from Wesley Avenue to the boardwalk.

The improvement is part of NJAW’s multimillion-dollar campaign to restore water and wastewater infrastructure that has hit the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities throughout the state.

Work began on Monday and will finish in approximately 12 to 15 weeks. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 31. On Nov. 1, work hours will shift to 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Final street restorations will be complete by Spring 2020.