N.J. American Water wraps up $12.7M takeover of Long Hill sewer system

New Jersey American Water has completed its $12.7 million acquisition of the Long Hill Township sewer system, it announced this week.

The purchase, first announced in January, gives the Camden-based utility approximately 2,800 new sewer customers, most of whom already are NJAW water customers.

The acquisition was approved by voters in a November 2019 referendum and by the state Board of Public Utilities in May.

“As Long Hill’s water company for more than 110 years, we are delighted to now also be the sewer service provider for this community,” NJAW President Cheryl Norton said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to getting started in making the needed improvements so that the community’s sewer service is as safe, reliable and affordable as the water service we provide.”

New Jersey American Water has committed to invest more than $13 million in system improvements over the next five years.

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