NJ American Water investing $4M for water main upgrades

New water mains including 11,000 feet of new pipe will replace existing infrastructure in some service areas.

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VOORHEES, NJ, AUG 23, 2107 -- New Jersey American Water will be investing $4 million in new water mains in its service area of Loch Arbour, Asbury Park and Allenhurst. The approximate 11,000 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1900s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.

"With the installation of the new water mains, our customers in this area should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability," Mark Fitzpatrick, New Jersey American Water Project Manager Engineer said in a press relesase. "These 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."

The project began July 31 and is being coordinated with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which has scheduled pavement resurfacing for January 2018.

About New Jersey American Water
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 by visiting www.amwater.com.

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