Investing $1 Million for Main Replacements in Fanwood and Plainfieldarrow

January 12, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (January 12, 2018) – New Jersey American Water will be investing $1 million in new water mains in its service area of Fanwood and Plainfield beginning next week. The approximate 2,700 feet of new ductile iron pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1930s. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, Montana Construction will work along North Avenue, from Terrill Road in Plainfield to Martine Avenue in Fanwood.  Weather permitting the project will be completed by the end of March.  Work hours will be from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Mondays through Saturday and Sundays as needed. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restoration will be completed in the summer 2018. "With the installation of the new water mains, our customers in this area should experience i...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Eighth Annual First Responder Grant Programarrow

January 09, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing the bravery and heroism of the volunteer firefighters and first responders in our communities, New Jersey American Water announces its 2018 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the company’s service areas. “We are proud to once again offer this program, which provides assistance to the brave men and women volunteering their time and skills to safeguard the people who live and work in the communities we serve, including our employees,” said Denise Venuti Free, director of Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water. Grants will be awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing personal protective ...

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Subzero Temperatures & Snow in the Forecast: New Jersey American Water Emphasizes Need to Guard Against Frozen Pipesarrow

January 03, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It looks like the subzero temperatures and winter weather are here to stay for a while, so New Jersey American Water is urging homeowners to act now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “With the extreme cold temperatures and a pending snow storm, our crews are ready to handle any main breaks or service disruptions that come our way. We are also asking customers to take immediate steps to protect vulnerable areas of their homes to avoid frozen pipes that can burst and result in costly damage to their properties,” said New Jersey American Water Vice President of Operations Thomas Shroba. Property owners are responsible for maintenance of the water service line from the curb ...

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Investing $1.7 Million in Burlington and Camden Countiesarrow

December 22, 2017

VOORHEES, N.J. (December 22, 2017) – New Jersey American Water will next week begin a number of water infrastructure improvements, investing over $1.7 million within its Burlington and Camden county service areas. The approximate 9,135 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1950s. The existing pipes have reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron pipes.   “These projects demonstrate our commitment to provide high quality, reliable water service to our customers and represent just a few of the $350 million in system-wide upgrades we are making in 2017,” stated Jeff DeRusso, senior project engineer.  “These substantial updates will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for households and fire protection throughout these towns.” Beginning on o...

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New Jersey American Water Offers Cold Weather Water Tipsarrow

December 14, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. For Inside and Outside Your Home VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Temperatures have dropped and winter weather is here so New Jersey American Water wants to remind homeowners to protect their pipes to prevent costly plumbing repairs. New Jersey American Water encourages its customers to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of freezing pipes that can burst. Preparing for cold weather Make sure everyone in your home knows where the main water shut-off valve is located so you can turn off the water in an emergency. When you locate the valve, mark it with an identification tag. The valve is typically located where th...

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New Jersey American Water Names Thomas Shroba Vice President of Operationsarrow

December 08, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water has announced that Thomas Shroba has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. Shroba is replacing Kevin Kirwan, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Operational Excellence for American Water. “Tom has the experience, determination and vision to lead our operations,” said Rob MacLean, president of New Jersey American Water. “His exceptional leadership skills and extensive utility and operations knowledge will help us continue to provide outstanding water service to our customers across the state.” As vice president of Operations, Shroba will oversee all New Jersey American Water operations including Water and Wastewater Treatment, Tr...

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Stuff the Turkey, Not the Sewerarrow

November 21, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. New Jersey American Water provides tips for proper disposal of cooking grease to protect home plumbing and sewers VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The start of the holidays begins this Thursday with Thanksgiving, and that means lots of cooking and eating. It also means that cooking fats, oils and grease, if poured down the drain, can lead to sewer overflows and in the worst cases, cause sewer backups for homeowners. Many of our favorite Thanksgiving foods contain fats, oils and grease -- including turkey, dressing, sauces, baked goods and dairy products. Fats, oils and grease are sometimes poured down the sink or into garbage disposals, but neither dishwashing dete...

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New Jersey American Water Continues to Improve Service in Mount Hollyarrow

November 15, 2017

VOORHEES, N.J. (November 15, 2017) – Over the next several months, New Jersey American Water will be installing approximately $3.1 million of new water mains throughout Mount Holly.  The roughly 13,060 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. Over the next four months, New Jersey American Water qualified contractor Pioneer Pipe Contractors will be working along the following streets: Rancocas Road, from Lambert Drive to King Street Brown Street, from Rancocas Road to Grant Street Murrell Street, from High Street to Paxson Street Paxson Street, from Brainerd Street to Mill Street Mill Street, from High Street to Green Street Caley Avenue, from Cedar Street to Ridge Avenue Ashurst Lane, from Woodlane Road to Monmouth...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Essex Countyarrow

November 10, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 begin work next week in West Orange, weather permitting, replacing approximately 1,640 feet of aging 6-inch main that was installed in the 1950s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Porter Road, from Pleasant Valley Way to end of the roadway. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday throu...

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for 21 Customers in Little Silver arrow

November 09, 2017

VOORHEES, NJ (November 9, 2017) – As the result of leak in a 6-inch water main on Birch Avenue in Little Silver, New Jersey American Water has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure for 21 customers on Birch and Branch Avenues. Please note that this is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is loss of pressure in water mains. There is no evidence of any contamination.  New Jersey American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.  New Jersey American Water customers at the following addresses are advised to boil water according to the recommendations below. 587 Branch Ave. 597 Branch Ave. 35 Birch Ave. 36 Birch Ave. 39 Birch Ave. 40 Birch Ave. 42 Birch Ave. 43 Birch Ave. 46 Birch Ave. 50 Birch Ave. 54 Birch Ave. ...

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Temporary Water Treatment Changes in Monmouth and Ocean Countyarrow

November 02, 2017

VOORHEES, NJ (November 2, 2017) – This month, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process from a chloramine (combination) residual to free chlorine residual at the company’s Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune. The temporary treatment process will begin the week of November 7, 2017 and continue until April 2018. During this period, some customers may notice a slight taste and smell of chlorine in their water. This is normal and will only be temporary until the system maintenance is complete. Customers who wish to reduce the taste of chlorine can place water in an uncovered glass container in the refrigerator overnight to dissipate chlorine faster. During the treatment change, customers’ ...

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New Jersey American Water LIFTS Boil Water Advisory in Parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orangearrow

November 01, 2017

VOORHEES, NJ (November 1, 2017) – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the precautionary boil water advisory that was issued for customers in parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orange. Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards. The advisory was issued on Oct. 30, as a precautionary measure following a main break in Montclair Water Bureau’s system, which has an interconnect with New Jersey American Water’s system serving these customers. Customers should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking using these guidelines for flushing: Run all cold water faucets in your home for 3-5 minutes at one time at the highest flow rate that you can without causing splashing or flooding of drains. To flush automatic i...

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New Jersey American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orangearrow

October 30, 2017

VOORHEES, NJ (October 30, 2017) – As the result of loss of water pressure from a 20-inch water main break in Montclair Township, New Jersey American Water has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure only for residents in parts of Cedar Grove, Little Falls and West Orange. The main break occurred in Montclair Water Bureau’s system, but due to an interconnect between this system and New Jersey American Water’s system serving part of Little Falls and West Orange, the company is  issuing this boil water advisory to its impacted customers.   Please note that this is a standard precaution that is taken whenever there is loss of pressure in water mains. There is no evidence of any contamination.  New Jersey American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.   New Jersey American Water customers on the following ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $9 Million on Barnegat Bay Peninsulaarrow

October 27, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is currently investing over $9 million for the installation of new water mains in its service areas on Barnegat Bay Peninsula, stretching from Bay Head to Ortley Beach. The approximate 41,695 feet of new pipe replaces water main that has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron pipe. “These projects demonstrate our commitment to provide high quality, reliable water service to our customers and represent just a few of the $350 million in system-wide upgrades we are making in 2017,” stated Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations. “With the installation of the new water mains, New Jersey American Water customers should experience ...

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Four Union Utility Workers from New Jersey American Water Travel to Puerto Rico for Relief Workarrow

October 09, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four New Jersey American Water employees joined a team of more than 300 AFL-CIO volunteers who traveled to Puerto Rico on Oct. 4 to help with Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The employees who volunteered to join this two-week assignment are Utility Mechanics Al Archila, Karl Engallena and Jorge Perez and Meter Reader/Field Service Representative Peter Gualtieri. Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) President Mike Langford contacted local union presidents Mike Esposito, Dasher Zsomboran and Dave Quattrone to recruit skilled volunteers to join the delegation of first responders, including nurses, doctors, firefighters, electricians, pipefitters, equipment operators, engineers, carpent...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Monmouth Countyarrow

September 27, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water began work this month on a number of water infrastructure improvements, investing over $4.4 million within its Monmouth County service areas. The approximate 30,130 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1900s. The existing pipe has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron and PVC pipes. “These projects demonstrate our commitment to provide high quality, reliable water service to our customers and represent just a few of the $350 million in system-wide upgrades we are making in 2017,” stated Jeff Bowlby, manager of field operations. “We encourage customers to use our new, user-friendly Infrastru...

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New Jersey American Water Rate Filing Seeks Recovery for $868 Million in System Upgradesarrow

September 15, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water has filed a petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for new rates seeking recovery of the significant investment the company has made into its water and wastewater infrastructure since its last rate adjustment in 2015. “In less than three years, we have invested more than $868 million in infrastructure upgrades, including over 1 million feet of water main, to ensure continued water quality, service reliability and fire protection for the more than 2.7 million people who depend on us every day,” said Robert G. MacLean, president of New Jersey American Water. “Not only are these investments critical to the public’s health and safety, but they ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $6.5 Million in New Water Mains in Camden Countyarrow

September 14, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $6.5 million for the installation of new water mains in its Voorhees and Oaklyn service area. The company will be installing approximately 32,850 feet of new main in this area, replacing water main that was installed around the 1920s with new ductile iron main. Beginning this week in Voorhees, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor South State will begin working along the following streets: Northgate Drive, from Berlin Road to Boundary Lane Sunset Drive, from Cornell Drive to Penn Road Penn Road, from Northgate Drive to Tulane Avenue Work has already begun...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.5 Million in New Water Main in Millburnarrow

September 13, 2017

Dateline City: SHORT HILLS, N.J. SHORT HILLS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $1.5 million for the installation of 2,200 feet of new water main in its Millburn service area this fall. The company will replace water main that was put into service as long ago as the 1930s. The aging 24-inch water line will be replaced with new 30-inch ductile iron pipe. "By proactively upgrading aging infrastructure, we are continuing our commitment to ensuring quality and service for our customers,” stated Tom Shroba, senior director, North Operations. “New Jersey American Water customers in Millburn should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability."...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $2.7 Million in New Water Mains in Ocean Cityarrow

September 05, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $2.7 million for the installation of new water mains in its Ocean City service area. The company will be installing approximately 10,810 feet of new main in this area, replacing water main that was installed around the 1900s with new PVC pipe. Beginning this fall, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor Perna Finnigan, Inc. will be working along the following streets: 51 st Street, from Asbury Avenue to Central Avenue North Street, from West Avenue to Atlantic Avenue Wesley Road, from North Street to Battersea Road 2 nd Street, from Bay Avenue...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4 Million in Loch Arbour, Asbury Park & Allenhurstarrow

August 22, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, CRJ Contracting Corp. began the project on July 31 on the following streets: Route 71 (Main Street), from Main Avenue to Park Avenue Edgemont Drive, from Ocean Avenue to Route 71 (Norwood Avenue) Route 71 (Norwood Avenue), from Edgemont Drive to Cedar Avenue "With the inst...

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New Jersey American Water Treatment Plant Recognized for Long Term Excellencearrow

August 10, 2017

Dateline City: PLAINFIELD, N.J. Canal Road Water Treatment Plant demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering superior quality drinking water to customers PLAINFIELD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water’s Canal Road Water Treatment Plant in Raritan received a 15-Year Directors Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Partnership for Safe Water. The award celebrates utilities for their outstanding commitment to delivering superior quality drinking water to customers. Representatives from New Jersey American Water accepted the award at the 2017 American Water Works Annual Conference held in Philadelphia. “We are extremely proud of our water quality ...

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What a Million Dollars a Day Looks Like: New Jersey American Water’s Online Infrastructure Upgrade Map Provides Details on 2017 System Investmentsarrow

July 18, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Showing its commitment to invest approximately $350 million in 2017 – nearly $1 million dollars a day – in needed system improvements, New Jersey American Water has published an interactive Infrastructure Upgrade Map on its website to share details about its pipeline renewal projects. The map is located at www.newjerseyamwater.com under Water Quality, System Updates. The user-friendly Infrastructure Upgrade Map allows customers to view details about the company’s water and wastewater pipe renewal or replacement projects across its 190 service areas in the state. The map features summaries of pipe upgrades across the state, total dollars invested and length of pipe being installe...

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The Heat Is On: New Jersey American Water Offers Wise Water Tips for Summerarrow

June 30, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Independence Day approaches and summer heat and activities are in full swing, New Jersey American Water is offering tips to customers to help avoid the water overuse pitfalls that frequently happen this time of year. These tips and insights are designed to help customers save money while alleviating stress on water supplies and infrastructure in the heat of summer. “Flower and vegetable gardens, swimming pools and kiddie pools, car washes and rinsing off sandy feet before heading indoors—all the activities that go hand-in-hand with summer, also go hand-in-hand with increased water use and water waste,” said Kevin Kirwan, vice president of Operations, New Jersey American Water. “Unfo...

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The Grades Are In: Water Quality Reports Available Online for New Jersey American Water Customersarrow

June 05, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Company’s water continues to meet or surpass drinking water standards in all 190 municipalities served VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water’s annual Water Quality Reports are now accessible through its website at newjerseyamwater.com under Water Quality. The annual water quality report details the quality of water supplied by New Jersey American Water against the compliance standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP). It describes local drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected, and the levels of those substance...

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New Jersey American Water Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Recipientsarrow

May 23, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Four community improvement projects receive $29,000 in environmental funding VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water today announced the recipients of its 2017 Environmental Grant Program. The company has awarded $29,000 to the following four noteworthy organizations within its service areas that are engaged in sustainability projects to improve water source protection or watershed protection: Bridgewater Township Environmental Commission has been awarded $6,500 to install a demonstrative native plant garden with bee-friendly habitat and bee-friendly water bath at the Bridgewater Library. This project will provide continuous education to the ...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Winners of 2017 Emergency Responders Grantsarrow

May 11, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is awarding approximately $20,000 in grants to 21 volunteer emergency first responder units as a show of appreciation for their tireless service to their communities. A select committee of New Jersey American Water employees, who themselves are active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical responders, reviewed the dozens of applications for the 2017 Emergency Responders Grant Program. The organizations listed below will receive grants for the following equipment needs: Organization         ...

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New Jersey American Water Breaks Ground on $65 Million Flood Protection Projectarrow

April 12, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Investment Project Helps Ensure Sustainability of Water Supply for More Than 1 Million People in Central New Jersey VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is breaking ground today on a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant. This $65 million investment will help ensure protection from the increased risk of flooding during extreme weather events, and maintain a sustainable water supply for more than 1 million people in Central New Jersey. “Providing clean, safe, reliable water service is a responsibility we take seriously, not just for our 2.7 million customers in New Jersey, but ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $2.5 Million in New Main Installation Project Under Shrewsbury River in Rumson and Sea Brightarrow

April 05, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Project Highlights Collaboration between Utility Companies and Two Coastal Communities to Help Ensure Future Sustainability VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to continue to ensure reliability of water service for coastal-area customers, New Jersey American Water is investing approximately $2.5 million to install new water mains within Rumson and under the Shrewsbury River in Rumson and Sea Bright. This largescale improvement project includes the installation of approximately 1,950 feet of 16-inch high-density polyethylene pipe, which will lay about 47 feet under the bottom of the river. New Jersey American Water is working with Inter-Con Constructio...

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New Jersey American Water Encourages Customers to Stop Leaks and Save Money During Fix a Leak Weekarrow

March 20, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the ninth annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 20-26. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water that may be inadvertently wasted within homes. “Even the smallest leaks can waste thousands of gallons per year, which has an impact on your water bill,” said Rob MacLean, New Jersey American Water President. “Fortunately, most common leaks are correctable with only a few tools and small hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings. And being proactive in checking for leaks, and fixing them...

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New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Water Main Flushingarrow

March 17, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This spring and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform its annual cleaning of the water distribution system to help ensure that customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. Starting the week of March 20, New Jersey American Water will begin annual maintenance to flush out harmless mineral deposits that may have built up in the pipe’s inner walls. Flushing the water mains involves loosening sediment by pumping a high velocity of water into the pipes then out through open fire hydrants. The service areas that will be impacted and dates when flushing begins are posted at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts. While water mains ar...

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New American Society of Civil Engineers National Infrastructure Report Reinforces Need to Update and Maintain U.S. Water Systemsarrow

March 10, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. New Jersey American Water is doing its part, investing nearly $1 million per day into the systems that serve its customers VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, issued every four years since 2001, recently gave the nation’s water systems a D grade, and wastewater systems a D+ grade, both of which are among the worst of the infrastructures studied in the report. This remains in line with the last few reports, and heightens the sense of urgency to take actions to improve the condition of this often overlooked and truly essential category of infrastructure. “Once again, as the ASCE ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $2.6 Million in System Improvements in Atlantic and Cape May Countiesarrow

March 06, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is investing over $2.6 million in new water mains in its service areas in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. The approximate 13,650 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1910s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes. “The region’s water infrastructure is critical and this capital investment will help ensure long-term water service reliability and adequate fire protection for our more than 19,000 customers in Linwood and Ocean City,” said Tim Green, Operations Supervisor, Coastal Region. “By working with the townships and counties, we’ll be able to complete these significant infrastructure improvements i...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $3.5 Million in Monmouth Countyarrow

February 28, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is investing over $3.5 million in new water mains in its Asbury Park, Neptune Township and Ocean Township service areas in Monmouth County. The approximate 23,000 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. New Jersey American Water crews are currently working along the following streets: In Asbury Park 4th Avenue, from Memorial Drive to Prospect Avenue in Asbury Park In Neptune Township Prospect Avenue, from Brighton Avenue to Oakdale Drive Robbins Road, from Smock Ave...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $3.1 Million in Morris and Somerset Countiesarrow

February 23, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning this month, New Jersey American Water will be investing $3.1 million in new water mains in its services areas in Morris and Somerset counties. The approximate 10,700 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging 4- and 6-inch water lines will be replaced with 8- and 12-inch ductile iron pipes. These projects also include replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. "These improvements should enhance water service reliability and water flows for residences and fire protection,” stated Tom Shroba, senior director of Operations, North Region. "These water main improvements are part of New Jersey A...

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American Water names Robert MacLean senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Waterarrow

February 16, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. William Varley becomes senior vice president of American Water’s Midwest Division VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water has named Robert MacLean senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water, effective March 1, 2017. MacLean replaces William Varley, who was recently appointed senior vice president of American Water’s Midwest Division, encompassing Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. MacLean has served as president of California American Water since 2009 and president of Hawaii American Water since 2011. California American Water provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to ...

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New Jersey American Water Implements Temporary Treatment Changes in Water Treatment Plants Serving Central and Northern Parts of the Statearrow

February 08, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Next week, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process from a chloramine (combination) residual to free chlorine residual at the company’s Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Surface Water Treatment plants. These plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union. “This periodic, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice that allows us to continue to ensure safe, high-quality water for our customers,” said Anthony Matarazzo, Director of Water Quality and Environmental Management...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $650,000 in New Water Mains in Camden Countyarrow

January 31, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $650,000 for the installation of new water mains in its Camden County service areas of Audubon, Somerdale, Magnolia and Oaklyn. The company is installing approximately 4,600 feet of new main in these areas, replacing water main that was put into service as long ago as the 1920s. The aging transite water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes. These investments will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities. The improvements are part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching th...

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New Jersey American Water Investing in New Main Installation Project in Fanwoodarrow

January 26, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $800,000 to install new water mains along North Avenue from Forest Road to Morse Avenue in Fanwood. The project includes the installation of approximately 2,720 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron pipes to replace aging pipes, as well as 55 utility-owned service lines and two new fire hydrants along the pipeline route. This investment project will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. “This project represents a critical investment in support of our multimillion dollar commitment to replace aging infrastructure in order to continue prov...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.8 Million for Main Replacement in Lakewoodarrow

January 25, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning this week, New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $1.8 million in new water mains in its service area of Lakewood. The approximate 5,400 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging 4-, 6- and 8-inch water lines will be replaced with 12-inch ductile iron pipes. "With the installation of the new water mains, our customers in this rapidly growing area should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability," stated Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations for New Jersey American Water’s Coastal Region. "These water main improvements are part of New Je...

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