NEWS

Investing Over $1.8 Million in New Water Mains in Mt. Ephraim and Oaklyn

VOORHEES, N.J. (August 9, 2017) New Jersey American Water will be investing over $1.8 million in new water mains in its service area of Mount Ephraim and Oaklyn.  The approximate 9,600 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.

The projects will be along the following:

In Mount Ephraim:

  • Mount Ephraim Avenue, from Black Horse Pike to end of the roadway
  • Gloucester Avenue, from Black Horse Pike to end of the roadway
  • Warrington Avenue, from Bell Road to James Street
  • James Street, from Mount Ephraim Avenue to Warrington Avenue

In Oaklyn:

  • Kendall Boulevard, from Peter’s Creek Drive to Congress Avenue
  • Congress Avenue, from Kendall Boulevard to Manor Avenue

"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," stated Ed Opczynski, operations supervisor, New Jersey American Water’s Southwest Region. "We encourage customers to use our new, user-friendly Infrastructure Upgrade Map located on the company’s website for details about its pipeline renewal projects, including these projects located in Mt. Ephraim and Oaklyn.”

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.

New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, Pioneer Pipe, is completing both projects.  The Mount Ephraim project began last week and is expected to be completed by the end of December with street restoration being completed in the spring of 2018.

The Oaklyn project is set to being this week with a completion date of the end of October and street restoration being completed this winter. In addition to the work being done on Kendall Boulevard and Congress Avenue, the company will be providing information about additional projects in Oaklyn in the coming months.  New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of 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 newjerseyamwater.com. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs 6,800 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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