New Jersey American Water invests $4M in N.J. infrastructure

New Jersey American Water announced recently it will be replacing aging water mains in Howell, Asbury Park and Mendham.

In Howell, the Camden-based water utility said it will invest $2.2 million to upgrade 7,500 feet of aging 6-inch water lines with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Stockport Way, Westbrook Road, Westbrook Circle, Beacon Drive, Meadowbrook Drive and Putnam Road. The project will also install three new fire hydrants and replace 114 utility-owned service lines along the route. Work will begin on or about Oct. 12 and it is expected to be finished by January 2021.

In Asbury Park, NJAW said it will spend $490,0000 to replace old 2-inch and 6-inch water lines with new 8-inch ones along Comstock Street from First Avenue to Second Avenue and from Fifth Avenue to the dead end. The project includes replacing one fire hydrant and 23 utility-owned service lines. Work will begin on or about Oct. 13 with final street restoration completed by spring 2021.

In Mendham Township and Borough, 3,940 feet of water lines will be replaced through a $1.2 million investment, NJAW said. The current 4-inch and 8-inch water lines will be switched to 12-inch ductile iron main along Cold Hill Road from Route 24 to Mountainside Road. Also, four fire hydrants and 24 utility-owned service lines will be replaced. Work will begin mid-October and is expected to be done in two months.

These improvements are part of New Jersey American Water’s multibillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life, it said.