N.J. American Water to invest $6.8M into Monmouth County water infrastructure

New Jersey American Water announced Monday it will invest $6.8 million to replace nearly 23,000 feet of aging water main throughout Monmouth County, starting this winter.

The project also includes the replacement of 23 fire hydrants and up to 250 service lines along the route.

The following areas will be impacted:


  • McCampbell Road from Barbera Drive to Crawfords Corner – Everett Road.


  • Rona Street from Grassmere Avenue to Fernmere Avenue.


  • East End Avenue from East Road to 10th Street;
  • Highland Avenue from Ocean Avenue to Brevent Avenue.

Ocean Township

  • Michael Avenue from Berger Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue;
  • Jerome Avenue from Michael Avenue to the end of the road;
  • Garfield Avenue from Elberon Boulevard to the end of the road;
  • Lawrence Avenue from Larchwood Avenue to Michael Avenue;
  • Grant Avenue from Monmouth Road to Railroad Avenue.

Sea Bright

  • Island View Way from Ocean Ave to the end of the road;
  • Longview Way from Island View Way to the end of the road;
  • Garden Way from Island View Way to the end of the road.

“New Jersey American Water places a high value on our proactive replacement program, as it helps us improve water quality and service and makes our systems more resilient to potential disruptions in the future,” Carmen Tierno, senior director, coastal operations, said. “These projects throughout Monmouth County are a continuation of the critical investment for the company to provide our customers with safe, reliable water service. By constantly upgrading our infrastructure, we’re planning to keep it that way.”

Work will begin on or about Nov. 25 and is expected to be complete by the end of March 2020. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Final street restorations will be complete by late Spring 2020.