New Jersey American Water investing $2.7M in Burlington and Camden Counties

The 14,000 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the early 1900s.

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VOORHEES, NJ, DECEMBER 19, 2016 -- This month, New Jersey American Water is investing over $2.7 million for new water mains throughout Burlington and Camden Counties. The work will be completed by December 31, in Cherry Hill, Lawnside, Oaklyn, Palmyra, Riverton and Westampton. The 14,000 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the early 1900s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.

"With the installation of the new water mains, New Jersey American Water customers should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability," stated Carmen Tierno, senior director of Operations, Southwest Region. "The water main improvements are part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life."

Construction and street restoration will be completed in Spring 2017. New Jersey American Water advises pedestrians and drivers to take caution in the vicinity of the work sites.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com. American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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