Stuff the Turkey, Not the Sewerarrow

November 21, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Continues to Improve Service in Mount Hollyarrow

November 15, 2017

VOORHEES, N.J. (November 15, 2017) – Over the next several months, New Jersey American Water will be installing approximately $3.1 million of new water mains throughout Mount Holly.  The roughly 13,060 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes. Over the next four months, New Jersey American Water qualified contractor Pioneer Pipe Contractors will be working along the following streets: Rancocas Road, from Lambert Drive to King Street Brown Street, from Rancocas Road to Grant Street Murrell Street, from High Street to Paxson Street Paxson Street, from Brainerd Street to Mill Street Mill Street, from High Street to Green Street Caley Avenue, from Cedar Street to Ridge Avenue Ashurst Lane, from Woodlane Road to Monmouth...

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Essex Countyarrow

November 10, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water began work this month on two water infrastructure improvements, investing $4.4 million within its service areas of Millburn and West Orange. The approximate 8,640 feet of new pipe replaces water main that has reached the end of its useful life and will be replaced with new ductile iron pipes. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor Montana Construction will begin work next week in West Orange, weather permitting, replacing approximately 1,640 feet of aging 6-inch main that was installed in the 1950s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along Porter Road, from Pleasant Valley Way to end of the roadway. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday throu...

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

November 09, 2017

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

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Temporary Water Treatment Changes in Monmouth and Ocean Countyarrow

November 02, 2017

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

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

November 01, 2017

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

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

October 30, 2017

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

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

October 27, 2017

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

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

October 09, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Monmouth Countyarrow

September 27, 2017

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

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