J.F. Kiely to install sewer main for Cape May County Park & Zoo

LONG BRANCH, NJ, Jan. 22, 2010 -- J.F. Kiely Construction Co. won a public bid partially funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to install underground utilities at the Cape May County Park & Zoo...

LONG BRANCH, NJ, Jan. 22, 2010 -- On May 13, 2009 J.F. Kiely Construction Co. won a public bid partially funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to install underground utilities at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. These underground utilities included 5,000 feet of 8" irrigation water main, 2,500 feet of 4" sanitary forced main and 2,000 feet of conduit. The restoration portion of the project included paving, as well as topsoil and seeding.

The irrigation portion of the project provides the athletic fields with water, and the forced sanitary main provides sewer services for the employees as well as to some of the 500 animals living at the Zoo. Finally, the conduit will assist the Zoo in finalizing their own Internet network.

The Cape May County Park & Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas) and has no admission fee. There you can explore 85 acres of maintained exhibits, which include mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

"Although the original bid called for open trenching we value engineered the project and determined that not only would directional drilling be more productive, but also less expensive," said John M. Kiely, President of J.F. Kiely Construction Co.

J.F. Kiely Construction Co. offers utility customers a diversified list of services, including the installation of gas, water, electric and sewer. Founded in 1952, J.F. Kiely's client roster includes New Jersey Natural Gas Company, South Jersey Industries, American Water Company and Jersey Central Power and Light. J.F. Kiely employs more then 200 professionals throughout New Jersey. Its specialties include directional drilling, high-pressure tapping, pipe welding and plastic fusion.

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