VOORHEES, NJ, NOV 13, 2017 -- New Jersey American Water began work this month on two water infrastructure improvements, investing $4.4 million within its service areas of Millburn and West Orange. The approximate 8,640 feet of new pipe replaces water main that has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron pipes.
New Jersey American Water's qualified contractor Montana Construction will replace approximately 1,640 feet of aging 6-inch main that was installed in the 1950s with new 8-inch ductile iron main.
In addition, New Jersey American Water's qualified contractor Vollers Excavating & Construction, Inc. will begin to replace approximately 7,000 feet of aging 24-inch water main that was installed in the 1910s with new 30-inch ductile iron; along with other work in the area.
"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," stated Tom Shroba, senior director, North Operations. "These projects in Millburn and West Orange 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,"
Visit www.newjerseyamwater.com to learn more about New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state and to use the newly added infrastructure upgrade map located under Water Quality, System Updates.