New Jersey American Water Investing $840,000 for Main Replacements in Chatham and West Orange

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 maintain project schedule.

For the public’s and workers’ safety, traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours.  All emergency vehicles and local traffic will be allowed access during construction. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), 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. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.  With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit