VOORHEES, N.J. (September 7, 2018) – New Jersey American Water will begin replacing approximately 5,000 feet of aging water main in its Millburn service area as part of phase two of the large main replacement project on Parsonage Hill Road. The 24-inch water main was installed in the 1910s and will be replaced with new 30-inch ductile iron main along Parsonage Hill Road, from Denman Court to Old Short Hills Road. The project also includes replacing fire hydrants along the pipeline route.
This $4 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.
Weather permitting, New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor, Vollers Excavating, will begin work next week on phase two and be completed mid-December. Work hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work on weekends and after hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Also no roadway work nor traffic disruption will occur on September 10, 18 or 19. Final street restoration will be completed by Essex County in 2019.
The first phase of this project began in 2017 when New Jersey American Water installed approximately 2,000 feet of main along Parsonage Hill Road, from White Oak Ridge Road to Denman Court. This phase will be completed this week.
Completion of this project will complete the scheduled major projects that have caused traffic disruptions along primary Millburn roads. New Jersey American Water plans to continue investing in needed main replacement and rehabilitation projects in the Township; however these projects are on secondary roads.
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 www.newjerseyamwater.com 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 www.amwater.com.