New Jersey American Water Investing $510,000 in Green Brook Townshiparrow

July 20, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (July 20, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,150 feet of aging water mains in its Green Brook Township service area.  The company is replacing main that was installed as far back as the 1930s along Lenox Avenue, from Fitz Randolph Street to Highland Street.  The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 28 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $510,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor Mon...

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New Jersey American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Roxbury Water Companyarrow

July 19, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Acquisition Will Grow Company’s Footprint by Nearly 3,900 Customers VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the Roxbury Water Company, a family-owned and operated water utility that provides service to nearly 3,900 customer accounts in Morris County, N.J. “We are looking forward to welcoming residents served by Roxbury Water to our family of customers,” said Deb Degillio, president of New Jersey American Water. “Our staff is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and providing the same great level of quality and service that we provide to our customers throughout the state.” Roxb...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $382,500 in Eastamptonarrow

July 18, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (July 18, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 1,320 feet of aging water mains in its Eastampton service area.  The company is replacing main that was installed as far back as the 1950s along Smithville Jacksonville Road, from Monmouth Road to 1110 Smithville Jacksonville Road and Kent Court, Surrey Court and Lancashire Court, from Lancashire Drive to end of the roadway. This $382,500 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor Pioneer Pipe...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $3 Million to Improve Service in Garwoodarrow

July 17, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (July 17, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is rehabilitating 13,000 feet of water main in Garwood to improve reliability and increase water flows for customers and for firefighting. The approximately $3 million cleaning and lining project has already begun and is expected to be completed by early December. Cleaning and lining is the process of removing sediment from inside the water main, then lining the inner surface of the main with a cement sealant. This procedure significantly improves the structural integrity of the pipe and extends its useful life by decades.  This project will also improve reliability of water service, water quality and fire flows in the area. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons, have already begun the work and is expected to be completed by early December.  Crews are doi...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant to Fund Cramer Hill Revitalization Projectsarrow

July 16, 2018

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, representatives from the City of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society, community partners and Camden residents gathered for the announcement of a $985,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) grant from New Jersey American Water to fund revitalization efforts in the Cramer Hill neighborhood in Camden. “Today’s announcement marks not only another significant investment in Camden by New Jersey American Water, but the realization of years of planning by the residents of the Cramer Hill neighborhood,” said Camden Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran. “The development of the Cramer Hill NOW! Plan was very much a community-driven proce...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $510,000 in Plainfieldarrow

July 13, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (July 13, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 1,500 feet of aging water mains in its Plainfield service area.  The company is replacing 6-inch main that has reached the end of its useful life with new 12-inch ductile iron main along South Avenue, from Richmond Street to Berckman Street. This $510,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor Montana Construction, Inc. began work this week and be completed by the end of September.  W...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $657,000 in Long Hillarrow

July 12, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (July 12, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,000 feet of aging water mains in its Long Hill service area.  The company is replacing aging cast iron main that was installed in the 1950s with new ductile iron main along Essex Street, from Passaic Avenue to east of Warren Street.  The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 50 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $657,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qu...

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Extended Heat Wave Calls for Conserving Water Supplyarrow

July 02, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. New Jersey American Water Requests Monmouth and Ocean County Customers to Conserve VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Given the current series of hot dry days the region is experiencing, New Jersey American Water is asking that customers in its Monmouth and Ocean County service areas take additional steps to conserve water, and at the same time save some money on their water bills. “In addition to the voluntary odd/even schedule for outdoor irrigation that is currently in place, we strongly encourage our customers to consider conservation when turning on the tap, faucet or hoses as our region undergoes this latest round of hot dry weather,” said Kevin Keane, senior...

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New Jersey American Water Investing Over $570,000 in Lakewoodarrow

June 14, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (June 14, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,500 feet of aging water main in its Lakewood service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1930s with new ductile iron main along Somerset Street, from East 7th Street to East Bergen Street; Lexington Avenue, from East Kennedy Blvd. to 1st Street and Forest Avenue, from West Kennedy Blvd. to 9th Street. This $570,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractors CRJ Contract...

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Mary Campbell Named New Director of Business Development arrow

June 05, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (June 5, 2018) – New Jersey American Water today announced that Mary Campbell has been named director of Business Development. In this role, Campbell will lead the strategic growth plan for New Jersey American Water and the other three states in American Water’s Eastern Division, which include New York, Virginia and Maryland.    “Mary’s legal background and extensive experience in business development within the water utility industry make her an exceptional choice to lead our growth efforts,” said Deborah Degillio, president of New Jersey American Water and senior vice president, Eastern Division, American Water. “I am confident she will be a valuable resource to the company and to our municipal and other utility partners as we seek to develop partnerships and solutions to address the country’s critical water and wast...

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

June 04, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Company’s water continues to meet or surpass drinking water standards in all municipalities served VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water’s annual Water Quality Reports for 2017 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 to customers in 2017 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...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $2 Million in Millburnarrow

June 01, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will begin replacing approximately 6,300 feet of aging water main in its Millburn service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1920s and 1930s with new ductile iron main along Old Short Hills Road, from Parsonage Hill Road to Silver Spring Road. The project also includes replacing twelve fire hydrants and 53 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $2 million investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.2 Million in Somerdalearrow

May 29, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 29, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 5,460 feet of aging water main in its Somerdale service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1950s with new ductile iron main along Warwick Road, from West Somerdale Road to Fox Ridge Drive; West and East Earl Avenue, from Terrace Avenue to West Atlantic Avenue; and East Villa Avenue, East Wood Avenue and East Preston Avenue, from Warwick Road to end of roadways.  The project also includes replacing six fire hydrants and 89 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $1.2 million investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $6 Million in Lakewoodarrow

May 25, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is preparing to invest $6 million to replace approximately 7,000 feet of aging wastewater main in its Lakewood service area. The company is replacing wastewater main that has reached the end of its useful life with new main along South Lake Drive, Kimball Road, Caranetta Drive, Sunset Road and James Street. "With this $6 million investment in new wastewater mains, our customers in this rapidly growing area will experience improved service reliability," stated Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations for New Jersey American Water’s Coastal Region. "These wastewater collection improvements are part of New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to ...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Winners of 2018 Emergency Responders Grantsarrow

May 24, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ (May 24, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is awarding more than $20,000 in grants to 22 volunteer emergency first responder units in its service areas throughout the state in recognition of their dedicated service to New Jersey residents and the greater community. A committee of 23 New Jersey American Water employees who are all active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical responders themselves reviewed dozens of applications for this year’s Emergency Responders Grant Program. The organizations listed below will receive grants for equipment needs specified in their applications:                                         Bayview Volunteer Fire Department, Galloway, N.J. Chatham Emergency Squad, Chatham, N.J.     ...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Winners of 2018 Emergency Responders Grantsarrow

May 24, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is awarding more than $20,000 in grants to 22 volunteer emergency first responder units in its service areas throughout the state in recognition of their dedicated service to New Jersey residents and the greater community. A committee of 23 New Jersey American Water employees who are all active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical responders themselves reviewed dozens of applications for this year’s Emergency Responders Grant Program. The organizations listed below will receive grants for equipment needs specified in their applications: Bayview Volunteer Fire Department, Galloway, N.J. Chatham Emergency Squad, Chatham, N...

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New Jersey American Water Names New Senior Director of North Operations arrow

May 22, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 22, 2018) – New Jersey American Water has announced that William “Andy” Lewis has been named senior director of Operations for the company’s North region. In this role, Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the company’s water and wastewater systems serving 32 municipalities in Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren counties.    “Andy’s strong background in a variety of operational and support disciplines as well as his experience leading business growth will be a critical benefit to the Northern Operations team,” said Thomas Shroba, vice president of Operations, New Jersey American Water. As senior director of North Operations, Lewis will be responsible for water production, field customer service, water transmission and distribution operations, and overseeing local constructio...

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New Jersey American Water Elevates Infrastructure Conversation and Mobilizes Action During Infrastructure Weekarrow

May 16, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of Infrastructure Week 2018, New Jersey American Water is adding its voice to local advocacy conversations and taking steps to help customers better understand the toll that aging infrastructure is taking. Being held this year from May 14-21, Infrastructure Week is a national week of events, media coverage, education and issue advocacy designed to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting the economy, society, security and future. Central to the conversation is remedying America’s water and wastewater systems, which in 2017 received a D and D+ respectively in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 infrastructure report card. In the 2016 report card for New ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $350,000 in Clarkarrow

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 16, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 1,200 feet of aging water main in its Clark service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1930s with new ductile iron main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle. The project also includes replacing two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $350,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor Montana Construction began wo...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Operations Staff Appointments in its Coastal Regionarrow

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 16, 2018) – New Jersey American Water recently announced of three promotions and one new appointment in Operations serving its Coastal Region.   Lindsey Olson, of Neptune, N.J., has been promoted to Manager, Production Operations for the Coastal region. In this role, Olsen will oversee all water and sewer production operations for both the Lakewood and Shrewsbury Operations Centers.  Olson began her career with the New Jersey American Water Engineering group in 1999, then joined the Corporate Engineering Technical Services/Design team in 2004.  During her time with Corporate Engineering, Lindsey worked on dozens of projects in numerous states, including New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Olson holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Rutgers University and Profession...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $500,000 in West Orangearrow

May 15, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 15, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 1,400 feet of aging water main in its West Orange service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1950s with new ductile iron main along Old Indian Road, from Pleasant Valley Road to Waddington Avenue. This $500,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor Montana Construction began work last week and is expected to be completed within four weeks. Work hours will be from 9 a....

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New Jersey American Water to Implement Provisional Rates as the Company’s Rate Request is Being Reviewedarrow

May 11, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning June 15, 2018, New Jersey American Water is implementing provisional rates for water and wastewater service while the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) reviews the company’s rate change request. New Jersey American Water’s rate request, which was filed September 15, 2017, was driven by more than $868 million in needed investment in treatment and distribution system upgrades statewide since the company’s last rate increase in 2015. The provisional rates, which will generate approximately $75 million in additional annual revenue, will increase customer charges in each service area by approximately 12.3 percent, excluding surcharges. As a result, the water bill for the ...

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New Jersey American Water Requests Odd/Even Watering in Monmouth Countyarrow

May 09, 2018

Customers Asked to Begin Conserving Water Now to Avoid Possible Summer Restrictions Later VOORHEES, N.J. (May 9, 2018) – In preparation for the summer season and as lawn irrigation systems are turned on, New Jersey American Water is asking its Monmouth County customers to use an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering to potentially avoid more stringent summertime restrictions of water usage.    “We hope that our Monmouth County customers will voluntarily adopt odd/even watering as they have their lawn irrigation systems turned on,” said Kevin Keane, senior director of Coastal Operations. “Practicing odd/even watering now will help us manage a finite supply of water, yet our customers will still be able to maintain their lawns and gardens.” New Jersey American Water is asking customers to observe the following odd/even outdoor irrigati...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.2 Million in New Providencearrow

May 07, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 7, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 3,200 feet of aging water main in its New Providence service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new main along Livingston Avenue, from Central Avenue to Springfield Avenue. The project also includes replacing seven hydrants and 49 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $1.2 million investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor CRJ Con...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $800,000 in Haddon Heightsarrow

May 04, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (May 4, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 3,660 feet of aging water main in its Haddon Heights service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1920s with new ductile iron main along Sylvan Drive, from Glover Avenue to Dallas Avenue; Sylvan Courts, from Sylvan Drive to end of roadway, Dalla Avenue and Thornolden Avenue, from West Kings Highway to Sylvan Drive. The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 78 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $800,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 lif...

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American Water names Deborah Degillio senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water and Robert MacLean president of American Water Enterprisesarrow

April 23, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 24, 2018) – American Water has named Deborah Degillio senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water, effective May 1, 2018. Degillio replaces Robert MacLean, who was named president of American Water Enterprises, encompassing the company’s market-based businesses. “I want thank and congratulate Deb and Rob on their new well-earned roles,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “These organizational changes represent our commitment to developing leaders at American Water and promoting our internal talent. “Deb did a great job leading our market-based business and we are so pleased to bring her leadership and expertise to our New Jersey operations. I am equally pleased to have Rob lead our market-based business, which is where he started his career at American Water,&r...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $785,000 in Clarkarrow

April 20, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 20, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 3,200 feet of aging water main in its Clark service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new main along Coldevin Road, from James Avenue to Sunset Drive and Alice Lane from James Avenue to Coldevin Road. The project also includes replacing four hydrants and 87 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $785,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local q...

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New Jersey American Water Announces 2018 Environmental Grant Recipientsarrow

April 20, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Four community improvement projects receive $37,500 in environmental funding VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, New Jersey American Water announced the recipients of its 2018 Environmental Grant Program Awards . The company is awarding $37,500 to the following four noteworthy organizations within its service areas that are engaged in sustainability projects to improve water source protection or watershed protection: Borough of Fanwood, Camden SMART Initiative, New Jersey Tree Foundation and Raritan High School. “Now in its tenth year, our environmental grant program has provided more than $291,500 of needed support for 36 projects to help improve, restore...

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New Jersey American Water Names Cheryl Naimoli Director of Operational Risk Management arrow

April 19, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 19, 2018) – New Jersey American Water has announced that Cheryl Naimoli has been named director of Operational Risk Management.  In this role, Naimoli will focus on enhancing workplace behaviors, practices and training to achieve the company’s goal of zero incidents. “Safety is one of our core values and I am confident that Cheryl will lead our efforts to take our performance to the next level in this critical area for our success. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience and has a strong track record of exceptional safe and reliable operations, and continuous process improvements,” said Thomas Shroba, vice president of Operations, New Jersey American Water. Naimoli joins the company after serving as Environmental, Health & Safety manager for McMaster-Carr Industrial Supply Company, where she maintained all envi...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $2.4 Million in Bernardsarrow

April 19, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 19, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 8,000 feet of aging water main in its Bernards service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1950s and 1970s with new main along South Maple Avenue, from Hilltop Road to Prospect Avenue. The project also includes replacing six fire hydrants and 33 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. “This $2.4 million investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community,” stated Ken Taylor, operations supervisor for the company’s North Region. “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 in more th...

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Temporary Water Treatment Change to End in Central and Northern Parts of the State Served by New Jersey American Waterarrow

April 11, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 17, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union. In mid-February, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water temporarily changed the water treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual. Chloramines have long been an effective method of water disinfection that meet all EPA and NJDEP drinking water standards, and have been used by New Jersey American Water since the 1980...

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Temporary Water Treatment Change to End in Central and Northern Parts of the State Served by New Jersey American Waterarrow

April 11, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ (APRIL 11, 2018) – On April 17, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union. In mid-February, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water temporarily changed the water treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual. Chloramines have long been an effective method of water disinfection that meet all EPA and NJDEP drinking water standards, and have been used by New Jersey American Water since the 1980s. The treatment change applies to New Jersey American Water customers in the following communities: (Communities with an asterisk purchase water from New ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $2.5 Million in North Plainfieldarrow

April 09, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 9, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is rehabilitating more than 10,000 feet of water main in North Plainfield to improve reliability and increase water flows for customers and for firefighting. The approximately $2.5 million cleaning and lining project has already begun and is expected to be completed by November. Cleaning and lining involves scouring the inside of the cast iron main to remove harmless mineral sediment that has built up over time. A thin coating of cement is then applied to the pipes inner walls to improve the structural integrity of the pipe and extend its useful life by decades. New Jersey American Water will be rehabilitating water mains along the following streets: Redfield Road, Tremont Avenue, Denninger Road, Lawrence Avenue, Arnold Avenue, Vermeule Place, Coolidge Avenue, Ayres Avenue, W Rockview Avenue, Rockview Avenue, Anna Pla...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $950,000 in Cherry Hillarrow

April 09, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 9, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 4,700 feet of aging water main in its Cherry Hill service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1960s with new ductile iron main along Morris Drive, from Larkspur Road to Springdale Road and Morris Place, from Morris Drive to the end of the roadway. The project also includes replacing six fire hydrants and 55 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $950,000 investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey Ameri...

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New Jersey American Water’s Nicholas DeVecchis Appointed to Board of American Water Works Association New Jersey Sectionarrow

April 05, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (April 5, 2018) – Nicholas DeVecchis, New Jersey American Water’s business development manager, was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the American Water Works Association New Jersey Section (AWWA NJ) at the organization’s 83rd annual conference last month in Atlantic City, N.J.  Together with the board and section staff, DeVecchis will work with the Association’s committees to provide leadership and guidance on addressing the state’s water challenges. “Nick will be an excellent addition to the AWWA NJ Board of Trustees,” said Brian Carr, Chair of the American Water Works Association New Jersey Section. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help prepare New Jersey to meet water supply demands as well as infrastructure and quality challenges.” DeVecchis joined New Jersey Ame...

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New Jersey American Water and Scholastic Partner to Provide New Jersey Teachers with Valuable Water Conservation Curriculumarrow

March 26, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just in time for Earth Day, New Jersey American Water and Scholastic are partnering to help teachers throughout the state through Water Works – a creative program that provides valuable, free STEM-based curriculum focused on water and its importance to everyday life. “This is the third year New Jersey American Water has partnered with Scholastic to bring water lessons to life for teachers and students throughout the state of New Jersey,” said Denise Venuti Free, New Jersey American Water Director of Communications and External Affairs. “The unique materials and creative experiments we’ve created focus on the value of water and the importance of water conservation, which is vital...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1 Million in Bellmawrarrow

March 20, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 20, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 5,540 feet of aging water main in its Bellmawr, Camden County service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1950s with new ductile iron main along 4th Avenue (from Devon Avenue to Thomas Avenue); 5th and 6th Avenues (from North Cedar Avenue to the end of the roadways); and North Bellmawr and North Cedar Avenues (from 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue). The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 141 utility-owned service lines. This $1.05 million investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of it...

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New Jersey American Water Reminds Customers That Each Drop Adds Up During Fix a Leak Weekarrow

March 19, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Stop leaks and save money with free materials and resources to help reduce the trillion-plus gallons of water lost in residential leaks every year VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are reaching out to promote Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 19-25. The national campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, helps to raise awareness about small leaks and other water that may be inadvertently wasted within homes. With more than 110 million households in this country, a seemingly minor leak from a faucet, showerhead, toilet, or other appliance can collectively result in a tremendous amount of ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $275,000 in Middlesex Borougharrow

March 16, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 16, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 1,300 feet of aging water main in its Middlesex Borough service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1950s with new ductile iron main along Chestnut Street, from Raritan Avenue to C Street. The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and approximately 27 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor CRJ Co...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $300,000 in Dunelle, Green Brook and Plainfieldarrow

March 14, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 14, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 200 feet of aging 16-inch water main that was installed in the 1930s with new 16-inch ductile iron main along Jefferson Avenue crossing Bound Brook (from the Green Book side to the Dunellen/Plainfield side). The project represents a critical investment for the company in support of its commitment to provide customers with safe, reliable water service. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor Renda Construction began work earlier this month and is expected to be finished by mid-April. Work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restoration will be completed in the fall of 2018. For the public’s and workers’ safety, traffic restrictions and/o...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $840,000 for Main Replacements in Chatham and West Orangearrow

March 13, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 13, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is investing $840,000 in new water mains in its service area of Chatham and West Orange. The approximate 3,200 feet of new ductile iron pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1950s. In Chatham, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, Montana Construction, Inc. began last week working along Lenape Trail, from Shunpike Road to Lafayette Avenue. In West Orange, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, Vollers Construction Company is currently working along Crestwood Road, from Stanford Avenue to Stanford Avenue. Both projects will be completed by the end of April with final street restoration being completed in the summer of 2018. Work hours will be from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Mondays through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to mai...

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Temporary Water Treatment Change to End in Monmouth and Ocean Countiesarrow

March 13, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ (March 13, 2018) – On April 9, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune. In early November, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water temporarily changed the water treatment process from a chloramine (combination) residual to free chlorine residual. The three-month changeover to free chlorine residual enabled the company to perform routine maintenance. The treatment change applies to New Jersey American Water customers in the following communities: Aberdeen Township, Allenhurst, Asbury Park City, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck Township, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel Township, Interlaken, Keansburg, Lake Como, Little Silver, ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $787,000 for Main Replacements in North Plainfield and Rosellearrow

March 09, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 9, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is investing $787,000 in new water mains in its service area of North Plainfield and Roselle. The approximate 3,900 feet of new ductile iron pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1930s. In North Plainfield, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, Renda Construction, Inc. is currently working along: Allen Place, from Fairview Avenue to end of the roadway Verdon Street, from Summit Avenue to Grandview Avenue Montana Construction, also a New Jersey American Water qualified contractor began work last week on the following streets: In North Plainfield: Lewis Street, from Mountain Avenue to Corbett Place Anworth Avenue, from Farragut Road to Mali Drive Jeffries Place, from Mountain Avenue to Jeffries Place Rutledge Court, from...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.2 Million in Mount Holly and Westamptonarrow

March 08, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 8, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is investing approximately $1.2 million for the installation of new water mains in its Mount Holly and Westampton service areas.  The approximate 5,100 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 Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc. is currently working along Brown Street, from Rancocas Road to Grant Street. The project also includes replacing six fire hydrants and 110 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. "This significant improvement project is part of the company's multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life to help ensure continued reliable service,&rdqu...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $550,000 in Cranfordarrow

March 08, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (March 8, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is investing approximately $550,000 for the installation of new water mains in its Cranford service area. The company is currently installing approximately 2,940 feet of new main in these areas, replacing water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s.  New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor Vollers Excavating has already begun working along Buchanan Street, from Centennial Avenue to the end of the roadway and along Connecticut Street, from Lexington Avenue to Clark Street. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 34 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.  Work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Also CRJ Contracting will begin next week along Park Drive, from Springfield Avenue to the end of Park Drive. The project also inclu...

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New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaningarrow

March 05, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Water main flushing begins this week and continues through the fall 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. Beginning this week, 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 dat...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $400,000 in New Water Mains in Mount Ephraimarrow

February 16, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (February 16, 2018) – New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $400,000 for the installation of new water mains in its Mount Ephraim service area. The company will be installing approximately 2,200 feet of new main in these areas, replacing water main that was installed in the 1940s.  The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes. Beginning next week, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor South State, Inc. will begin working along Northmont Avenue, from Market Street to Station Avenue and Cedar Avenue, from Northmont Avenue to Hartka Avenue. The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 36 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this commun...

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New Jersey American Water Investing Over $4.2 Million in Burlington and Camden Countiesarrow

February 06, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water today announced the start of water main replacement projects in its service areas in Burlington and Camden counties to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The projects, with a combined cost of over $4.2 million, will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1900s. “New Jersey American Water places a high value on our proactive replacement program, as it helps us improve water quality and service and makes our systems more resilient to potential disruptions in the future,” stated David Forcinito, senior director, South Operations. “These projects within Burlington and Camden counties are a continuation of the critical in...

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New Jersey American Water Accepting Applications for 2018 Environmental Grant Programarrow

February 01, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Qualified organizations encouraged to apply by March 26, 2018 VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies throughout the company’s service areas. “New Jersey American Water is committed to ensuring water quality through testing and treatment, as well as through consumer education and community source protection programs,” stated Anthony Matarazzo, Director of Water ...

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

January 30, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 (combined) 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, New Jersey A...

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