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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Investing $850,000 for Main Replacements in Audubonarrow

January 26, 2018

VOORHEES, N.J. (January 26, 2018) – New Jersey American Water will be investing $850,000 in new water mains in its service area of Audubon beginning the week of January 29, 2018. The approximate 4,200 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron pipe replaces 4-inch and 6-inch water main that was installed as far back as the early 1900s. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor Pioneer Pipe will be working in the following areas: Audubon Ave., from Hampshire Ave. to Oswego Ave. North Davis Ave., from Cuthbert Blvd. to East Nicholson Rd. South Davis Ave., from East Nicholson Rd. to East Merchant St. East Merchant St., from South Davis Ave. to South hood Ave. Weather permitting, the project will be completed by the end of March.  Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Work outside of these hours is not expe...

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Investing $1 Million for Main Replacements in Fanwood and Plainfieldarrow

January 12, 2018

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

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New Jersey American Water Announces Eighth Annual First Responder Grant Programarrow

January 09, 2018

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

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

January 03, 2018

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

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Investing $1.7 Million in Burlington and Camden Countiesarrow

December 22, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Offers Cold Weather Water Tipsarrow

December 14, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Names Thomas Shroba Vice President of Operationsarrow

December 08, 2017

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

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Stuff the Turkey, Not the Sewerarrow

November 21, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Continues to Improve Service in Mount Hollyarrow

November 15, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Essex Countyarrow

November 10, 2017

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

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

November 09, 2017

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

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Temporary Water Treatment Changes in Monmouth and Ocean Countyarrow

November 02, 2017

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

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

November 01, 2017

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

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

October 30, 2017

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

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

October 27, 2017

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

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

October 09, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Monmouth Countyarrow

September 27, 2017

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

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