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 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 increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability," stated Darlene Williams, New Jersey American Water Manager of Field Operations. "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."
Williams added that for the public’s and workers’ safety, traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution near work sites.
New Jersey American Water recently 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.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at newjerseyamwater.com. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. The company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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