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

October 09, 2017

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

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New Jersey American Water Investing $4.4 Million in Monmouth Countyarrow

September 27, 2017

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

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

September 15, 2017

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

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

September 14, 2017

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

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

September 13, 2017

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

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

September 05, 2017

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

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

August 22, 2017

Dateline City: VOORHEES, N.J. VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will be investing $4 million in new water mains in its service area of Loch Arbour, Asbury Park and Allenhurst. The approximate 11,000 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1900s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor, CRJ Contracting Corp. began the project on July 31 on the following streets: Route 71 (Main Street), from Main Avenue to Park Avenue Edgemont Drive, from Ocean Avenue to Route 71 (Norwood Avenue) Route 71 (Norwood Avenue), from Edgemont Drive to Cedar Avenue "With the inst...

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New Jersey American Water Treatment Plant Recognized for Long Term Excellencearrow

August 10, 2017

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

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

July 18, 2017

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

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

June 30, 2017

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

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