New Jersey American Water Participates in 7th Annual Infrastructure Week, May 13-20arrow

May 14, 2019

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. Helps to educate New Jersey on the importance of infrastructure and ways to #BuildForTomorrow CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is proud to be joining the hundreds of businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and others in spreading the message that we must #BuildForTomorrow during this year’s Infrastructure Week, held May 13-20. In its seventh year, 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. “Many of us take infrastructure for granted, with the average resident unawa...

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New Jersey American Water LIFTS Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for part of Neptune and Asbury Parkarrow

May 10, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ (May 10, 2019) – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the boil water advisory that was issued as a precautionary measure for customers in a small part of Neptune and Asbury Park on the following streets: Memorial Drive Corlies Avenue Springwood Avenue Heck Avenue Embury Avenue Atkins Avenue Adams Street Sylvan Avenue Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards. The advisory was issued on Wednesday, May 8 as a precautionary measure after a temporary pressure loss in the drinking water system that resulted from an emergeny during a local construction project. Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking usi...

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New Jersey American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for part of Neptune and Asbury Parkarrow

May 08, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ (May 8, 2019) – Due to a temporary pressure loss in the drinking water system that resulted from a Neptune Township construction project bordering along the town of Asbury Park, New Jersey American Water has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure only for residents on the following streets: Memorial Drive Corlies Avenue Springwood Avenue Heck Avenue Embury Avenue Atkins Avenue Adams Street Sylvan Avenue 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.  Once water service is restored and until further notice, customers should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and all...

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New Jersey American Water Announces 2019 Environmental Grant Award Recipientsarrow

May 06, 2019

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. Three community improvement projects receive more than $27,000 in environmental funding CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As water utility providers across the nation celebrate Drinking Water Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. This year, the company has awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to further improve water source and/or watershed protection. “Since its inception, New Jersey American Water’s Environmental Grant Program has provided more than $318,000 in neede...

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New Jersey American Water Named Recipient of CIANJ’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Awardsarrow

April 30, 2019

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. Inaugural awards recognizing the extraordinary efforts by companies in NJ to support and protect the environment CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water was recently named a 2019 recipient of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s (CIANJ) inaugural Environmental Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the efforts and greater impact of companies/businesses around the state who actively work to support and protect the environment. New Jersey American Water was one of more than 150 consultants, attorneys, engineers, licensed site remediation professionals, companies and others who work in the environmental sector to be named to the ...

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New Jersey American Water & Scholastic Partner to Provide Water Conservation Curriculum to NJ Teachers & Studentsarrow

April 22, 2019

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of Earth Day, New Jersey American Water and Scholastic are partnering together again this year to provide valuable curriculum to teachers for educational lessons for students throughout the state of New Jersey focused on water. Through the How Water Works program, New Jersey teachers can receive valuable, free STEM-based curriculum highlighting the important role water plays in our everyday lives. “This is the fourth year New Jersey American Water has partnered with Scholastic to help our New Jersey educators shine a light on water and its profound impact on our world,” said Denise Venuti Free, Director of Communications and External Affairs for New Jersey American Wa...

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New Jersey American Water LIFTS Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for part of Holmdel arrow

April 16, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ (April 16, 2019) – New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the boil water advisory that was issued as a precautionary measure for customers on the following streets: Dellwood Court Bernard Drive Goldsmith Drive Aufra Place Clark Way Malbern Drive Tara Court Deerpath Lane, from Line Road to Fieldcrest Court Fieldcrest Court Tranquility Court Stoecker Road Crowfield Lane Line Road, from Delwood Drive to Cindy Lane Cindy Lane, from Line Road to Jill Drive Jill Drive Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards. The advisory was issued on Monday, April 15 as a precautionary measure after loss of water pressure due to electrical outages near on Holmdel tank near Line Road ...

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New Jersey American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for part of Holmdel arrow

April 15, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ (April 15, 2019) – As the result of loss of water pressure due to electrical outages near on Holmdel tank near Line Road in Holmdel, New Jersey American Water has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure only for residents on the following streets: Dellwood Court Bernard Drive Goldsmith Drive Aufra Place Clark Way Malbern Drive Tara Court Deerpath Lane, from Line Road to Fieldcrest Court Fieldcrest Court Tranquility Court Stoecker Road Crowfield Lane Line Road, from Delwood Drive to Cindy Lane Cindy Lane, from Line Road to Jill Drive Jill Drive 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 w...

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New Jersey American Water Announces 9th Annual First Responder Grant Program Winnersarrow

April 11, 2019

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the winners of their 9 th Annual First Responder Grant Program . This year, 21 volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the company’s service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling nearly $20,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or upgraded equipment to help the responders better protect the communities they serve. “This program was designed to provide further support to the brave, fearless men and women who volunteer their time and expertise in order to protect the communities they serve,” said Denise Venuti Free, director of Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey Amer...

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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 08, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (April 8, 2019) – On April 22, 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 J...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $765,000 in Riversidearrow

March 28, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 28, 2019) –New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 4,200 feet of aging water main in its Riverside service area. The company is replacing 4-inch main that was installed in the early 1930s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Delaware Avenue, from 2nd Street to Greenwood Avenue and 8th Street, from Delaware Avenue to Cleveland Avenue. The project includes replacing two fire hydrant and 136 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $765,000 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 Jerse...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.2 Million in Howell arrow

March 28, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 28, 2019) –New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 7,210 feet of aging water main in its Howell service area. The company is replacing water main that was installed as far back as the 1970s with new ductile iron main along the following streets: Forrest Hill Drive, from Monticello Drive to Old Bridge Drive Taunton Drive, from Newbury Road to Newbury Road Old Bridge Drive, from Newbury Road to Taunton Drive Newbury Road, from Taunton Drive to Westbrook Road The project also includes replacing three fire hydrant and 89 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $1.28 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 multimi...

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Temporary Water Treatment Change to End in Monmouth and Ocean Countiesarrow

March 27, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ (March 27, 2019) – On April 10, 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 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 (combination) residual to free chlorine residual. The seven-week 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, Allenhurst, Asbury Park City, Avon, Bay Head, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck Township, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel Township, Interlaken, Keansburg, Lake Como, Little S...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $1.3 Million in Interlakenarrow

March 12, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 12, 2019) –New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 6,500 feet of aging water main in its Interlaken service area. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1930s with new PVC main along the following streets: Woodmere Road, from Bridlemere Avenue to Bettermere Avenue Bridlemere Avenue, from Westra Street to Buttermere Avenue and from Iona Street to Staffa Street Hetrick Point Rd, from Wanamassa Point Road to the end of Hetrick Point Road Interlaken Drive, from Iona Street to Grassmere Avenue Scarba Street, from Bendermere Avenue to Buttermere Avenue Iona Street, from Grassmere Avenue to Bridlemere Avenue Grassmere Avenue, from Wickapecko Drive to Barra Street The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 43 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline ...

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Manoj Patel Named Senior Manager of Statewide Sewer Operationsarrow

March 11, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 11, 2019) – New Jersey American Water recently announced that Manoj Patel of Bridgewater has been named senior manager of the company’s Statewide Sewer Operations. In this role, Patel will oversee daily operations for the company’s 20 wastewater treatment plants; including managing capital resources, maintenance services as well as health, safety and environmental compliance. Patel will also ensure that customers continue to receive high quality customer service and operational reliability. “Manoj has been a great asset to New Jersey American Water for the past 16 years, managing the design and construction of capital improvement projects throughout our central and northern regions,” said Thomas Shroba, New Jersey American Water’s vice president of Operations. “He has a strong grasp of all aspects of the industry and his co...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $633,000 in Maplewoodarrow

March 07, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 7, 2019) –New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,200 feet of aging water main in its Maplewood service area. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1910s with new ductile iron main along: Maplewood Avenue, from Jefferson Ave to Beach Pl.; Beach Place, from Woodland Rd to Maplewood Ave; Maplewood Avenue, from Wintrop Pl to Mountain Ave and Mountain Avenue, from Maplewood Ave to Ridgewood Rd. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route This $633,000 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 t...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $500,000 in Riversidearrow

March 07, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 7, 2019) –New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,500 feet of aging water main in its Riverside service area. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1930s with new ductile iron main along Heulings Avenue, from New Jersey Avenue to West Washington Street. The project includes replacing one fire hydrant and 83 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. 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, Pioneer...

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New Jersey American Water Names Two New Major Account Managers arrow

March 06, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 6, 2019) – New Jersey American Water has announced that Justin Chrepta of Holmdel and Tina Earley of Cranford have recently joined New Jersey American Water as the company’s Major Account managers. “We are pleased that Justin and Tina are joining the New Jersey American Water team,” said Thomas Shroba, vice president of Operations, New Jersey American Water. “In these new positions, they will maintain direct relationships with large, non-residential customers in an effort to better communicate with them and address any specific needs they may have.” As major Account Managers, Chrepta and Earley will be the primary point of contact between the company and the commercial, industrial, public authority and sale or resale customer base and will identify opportunities to work with these customers on significant water infrastructure ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $700,000 in Aberdeenarrow

March 05, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 5, 2019) –New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 4,375 feet of aging water main in its Aberdeen service area. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1930s with new PVC main along the following streets: Juniper Place, Jordan Place, Jubilee Circle, June Place Duda Lane and Alden Court. The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 79 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $700,000 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...

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New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaningarrow

March 04, 2019

Dateline City: CAMDEN, N.J. Water main flushing begins this month and continues through the fall CAMDEN, 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 customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. Beginning the week of March 18, New Jersey American Water will perform annual maintenance to flush out harmless mineral deposits that may have built up in the pipes’ 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 an...

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New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaningarrow

March 04, 2019

Water main flushing begins this month and continues through the fall CAMDEN, N.J. (March 4, 2019) – This spring and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform its annual cleaning of the water distribution system to help ensure customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service.  Beginning the week of March 18, New Jersey American Water will perform annual maintenance to flush out harmless mineral deposits that may have built up in the pipes’ 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 are being cleaned, it is common for customers to notice short periods of low water pressure or ...

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Installing New Water Main in Mansfieldarrow

February 11, 2019

VOORHEES, N.J. (February 11, 2019) – New Jersey American Water is installing approximately 6,400 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron main in its Mansfield service area. The installation will occur along Route 57, from the entrance of Meadows at Mansfield to about the Washington Township/Mansfield town line.  This developer-funded project will extend service to the Meadows at Manfield community, further supporting New Jersey American Water’s commitment to providing customers with safe, reliable water service while reinforcing the existing Anderson area water system. This installation project will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor J. Flecther Creamer & Son, Inc. began work in January and will take approxim...

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New Jersey American Water Invested More Than $330 Million Statewide in 2018arrow

February 07, 2019

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2018. More than $330 million total was invested on system upgrades and various improvement projects statewide throughout the year. “At New Jersey American Water, our goal is to provide safe, reliable water service to all of our customers,” said Deborah Degillio, president of New Jersey American Water. “From source to tap, our team of professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory standards and deliver the best quality water. Investment now helps sustain our current operations while ensuring resilie...

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Temporary Water Treatment Changes in Monmouth and Ocean Countiesarrow

February 05, 2019

VOORHEES, NJ (February 5, 2019) – 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 February 18, 2019 and continue until April 2019. 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 Implements Temporary Treatment Changes in Water Treatment Plants Serving Central and Northern Parts of the Statearrow

February 04, 2019

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 Compliance, New Jersey A...

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

January 29, 2019

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid air to the region this week, New Jersey American Water is urging homeowners to act now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “Sub-freezing temperatures for an extended period can cause pipes in vulnerable areas to freeze or burst, resulting in costly damage,” said New Jersey American Water Vice President of Operations Thomas Shroba. “Making the necessary preparations for these conditions and learning how to respond to frozen pipes can alleviate the expenses associated with making major repairs.” Property owners are responsible for maintenance of the water service line from the curb to the house, as well as any in-home pipi...

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New Jersey American Water Accepting Applications for 2019 Environmental Grant Programarrow

January 28, 2019

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Qualified organizations encouraged to apply by March 29, 2019 VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. The program offers grants of $1,000 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 W...

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New Jersey American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Mount Ephraim Sewer Systemarrow

January 16, 2019

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Acquisition Will Add 1,800 New Wastewater Customers VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of the Borough of Mount Ephraim, N.J. for approximately $1.4 million. This municipal-owned sewer system serves approximately 1,800 customers, most of whom already receive water service from New Jersey American Water. The agreement follows a voter referendum that took place in November, in which approximately 80 percent of voters approved the sale of the system to New Jersey American Water. “Water and sewer is all we do, and as Mount Ephraim’s water company for more than a decade ...

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New Jersey American Water Announces Ninth Annual First Responder Grant Programarrow

January 07, 2019

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 2019 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders located in the company’s service areas. “We are proud to continue to 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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New Jersey American Water Completes Acquisition of Roxbury Water Companyarrow

January 02, 2019

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Acquisition Will Result in Welcoming Nearly 4,000 New Customers VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water announced today it has completed its acquisition of the Roxbury Water Company, a family-owned and operated water utility that provides service to nearly 4,000 customer accounts in Roxbury Township, Morris County, N.J. The acquisition was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on December 18, 2018. “New Jersey American Water is proud to be the new water service provider for our new Roxbury customers. We have been providing safe, reliable service to customers in the state for more than a century, and we are committed to ensuring a smooth...

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Investing $915,000 in Lindenarrow

December 21, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (December 21, 2018) – New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,660 feet of aging water main in its Linden service area. The company is replacing main that has reached the end of its useful life with new ductile iron main along Jackson Avenue which turns into Maple Avenue, from Lincoln Street to E. Curtis Street. The project also includes replacing three hydrants and 76 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $915,000 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 lo...

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New Jersey American Water Named Recipient of 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for Innovative Technologyarrow

December 13, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as one of this year’s recipients of the annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. Recipients were recognized earlier this week at a luncheon held at the New Jersey State Museum by DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe and First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also spoke at the event. In its 19th year, the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals, organizations and companies leading outstanding environmental initiatives, programs and projects around the state. Sponsored by the DEP, New Jersey Infrastructure Bank and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Tec...

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Glendora Fire Company Receives Drone Donation from National Public Safety Drone Donation Program and New Jersey American Waterarrow

December 10, 2018

Glendora, N.J. – The Glendora Fire Company welcomed representatives from the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) / Airborne Works and New Jersey American Water for an event celebrating the generous donation of a drone to the fire company. The event, held at Station 81 in Glendora, featured formal remarks from Chief Michael Ricciardelli of Glendora Fire Company, CEO Mark Langley of Airborne Works and others, as well as the presentation of the drone to the fire company. Additionally, firefighters from Glendora Fire Company held an onsite demonstration showcasing the drone’s maneuverability and lifesaving capabilities. In emergency situations, every second is deemed important. UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drone technology can provide assistance to public safety departments/companies with emergency calls. Unfortunately, many public safety departmen...

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New Jersey American Water Urges Customers to Prepare Pipes for Winter Weatherarrow

December 03, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Water preparation tips for avoiding the cold, winter weather headache VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As winter quickly approaches and temperatures continue to fall, New Jersey American Water urges homeowners to take action now to protect their pipes from frigid winter weather and prevent costly plumbing repairs. “The best strategy in combating the cold winter months is a proactive one,” said Tom Shroba, vice president of Operations for New Jersey American Water. “Taking preventive steps to winterize homes and learning how to properly maintain and conserve resources, particularly during the winter months, can help prevent pipes and meters from freezing in your...

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New Jersey American Water Certifies its Compliance with New Water Quality Accountability Actarrow

November 12, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is providing details about its inaugural submission of compliance with the state’s new Water Quality Accountability Act, submitted to the state in October 2018. “We are pleased to report that all New Jersey American Water systems that meet the criteria for the standards set by the new Water Quality Accountability Act are in compliance,” said Deb Degillio, president of New Jersey American Water. “Our teams of water quality, plant operations, and water distribution professionals work hard to ensure the treatment and delivery of water service to the more than 2.7 million people we serve across the state, and these results are a testament to our employees’ dedication to ...

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New Jersey American Water and Scholastic Announce Winners of 2018 Water Works Sweepstakesarrow

November 05, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the 2018 winners of their annual Water Works Sweepstakes . This sweepstakes is part of the Water Works program, a unique partnership between New Jersey American Water and Scholastic which provides valuable, free STEM-based curriculum focused on water and its importance to everyday life. Each year in addition to the program’s educational components, participating teachers are invited to enter the Water Works Sweepstakes for a chance to win $500 and a rooftop rain barrel for their classroom. To enter the sweepstakes, teachers share photos of their water-related class projects with New Jersey American Water. Winners are selected ...

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Named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 2018 Expect Change Luncheon in Camdenarrow

October 31, 2018

President Deborah Degillio Delivers Keynote Address and Accepts Award on Company’s Behalf VOORHEES, N.J. (October 31, 2018) – New Jersey American Water was recently named “Outstanding Corporate Partner” at The Salvation Army’s 4th Annual Expect Change Luncheon. Held at the Kroc Center in Camden on October 24, this annual event honors individuals and businesses who have made a positive impact in Camden. This year’s program included a keynote address delivered by Deborah Degillio, President of New Jersey American Water and Senior Vice President of Eastern Division for American Water, remarks from Congressman Donald Norcross and others, highlighting The Salvation Army’s valued partnerships with various nonprofits, individuals and corporate entities and their work to make a greater impact on the community. New Jersey American Water was named...

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New Jersey American Water Granted New Rates by New Jersey Board of Public Utilitiesarrow

October 29, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Increase driven by investments in infrastructure; Water service remains about a penny per gallon VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the N.J. Division of Rate Counsel and BPU Staff for new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water. The new rates represent a $40 million annual increase in water and wastewater revenues for New Jersey American Water. The company’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 ...

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New Jersey American Water Takes Part in 4th Annual “Imagine a Day Without Water”arrow

October 15, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Raising Awareness of Water’s Important and Often Overlooked Role in Everyday Life VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators and businesses around the country to raise awareness for the fourth annual Imagine a Day Without Water , a nationwide event that focuses on education about the value of water. Led by the Value of Water Campaign, hundreds of organizations across the United States hosted events and spearhead projects on Wednesday, October 10 that were aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. While vast...

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New Jersey American Water Celebrates Completion of $37 Million Flood Protection Project at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plantarrow

September 24, 2018

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. Investment Helps Ensure Protection and Continued Sustainability of Water Supply for More Than 1 Million People in Central New Jersey VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant. This $37 million project will help ensure the water supply at the plant is protected from the increased risk of flooding during extreme weather events while maintaining a sustainable water supply for more than 1 million people in the central New Jersey region. “Today is the resul...

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New Jersey American Water Celebrates Completion of $37 Million Flood Protection Project at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plantarrow

September 24, 2018

Investment Helps Ensure Protection and Continued Sustainability of Water Supply for More Than 1 Million People in Central New Jersey VOORHEES, N.J. (September 24, 2018) – Today, New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant. This $37 million project will help ensure the water supply at the plant is protected from the increased risk of flooding during extreme weather events while maintaining a sustainable water supply for more than 1 million people in the central New Jersey region. “Today is the result of countless hours of planning and 18 months of construction made possible by hundreds of professionals who came together to make our vision of protecting this facility a reality,” said Deborah Degillio, ...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4 Million in Millburnarrow

September 07, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (September 7, 2018) – New Jersey American Water will begin replacing approximately 5,000 feet of aging water main in its Millburn service area as part of phase two of the large main replacement project on Parsonage Hill Road.  The 24-inch water main was installed in the 1910s and will be replaced with new 30-inch ductile iron main along Parsonage Hill Road, from Denman Court to Old Short Hills Road. The project also includes replacing fire hydrants along the pipeline route. This $4 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 ...

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New Jersey American Water Completed Emergency Water Main Repairsarrow

September 05, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (September 5, 2018) – Crews completed emergency repairs this afternoon to a major transmission main at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant.  As New Jersey American Water began work Tuesday afternoon to repair the main, customers in twelve municipalities in two counties were asked to conserve water and curtail outdoor water use for 72 hours. With repairs complete customers may resume normal water use. Municipalities under the outdoor water use curtail were: Bridgewater Bound Brook South Bound Brook Branchburg Manville Montgomery Hillsborough Raritan Township Raritan Borough Readington Millstone Somerville “New Jersey American Water appreciates its customer for their cooperation in conserving water during the repair period,” says Ro...

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Towns in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties Advised to Conserve Water While Transmission Main is Repairedarrow

September 04, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (September 4, 2018) – New Jersey American Water asks customers in twelve municipalities in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties to conserve water use while the company makes an emergency repair to a major transmission main at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant.  Customers should refrain from outdoor water use and conserve water inside their homes until the further notice. New Jersey American Water customers are asked to conserve water in the following municipalities: Bridgewater Bound Brook South Bound Brook Branchburg Manville Montgomery Hillsborough Raritan Township Raritan Borough Readington Millstone Somerville Plans to repair the main began this morning when a small leak was found on the transmission valve.  During repairs, New Jersey A...

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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 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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