VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New
Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment
total and system improvements for 2018. More than $330 million total was
invested on system upgrades and various improvement projects statewide
throughout the year.
“At New Jersey American Water, our goal is to provide safe, reliable
water service to all of our customers,” said Deborah Degillio, president
of New Jersey American Water. “From source to tap, our team of
professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our
facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory
standards and deliver the best quality water. Investment now helps
sustain our current operations while ensuring resiliency for the future
– all at the benefit of our customers.”
Each year, New Jersey American Water invests millions of dollars in
maintaining and upgrading its treatment and distribution (pipeline)
infrastructure. This includes regular maintenance and upgrades to
treatment plants, tanks, pump stations, miles of pipe, water mains, fire
hydrants and metering equipment.
For 2018, system improvement highlights include:
Mains: New Jersey American Water invested $102.4 million in
2018 to install more than 67 miles of main to replace and rehabilitate
aging pipe and install new main in order to serve additional areas.
Additionally, New Jersey American Water invested more than $2 million
in leak detection equipment in 2018 to further enhance its teams’
ability to respond to leaks and breaks.
Source Water, Treatment and Other Production System Improvements:
New Jersey American Water invested more than $100 million for
improvements to its water treatment facilities across the state in
2018. Those facilities and projects include:
Delran Regional Water Treatment Plant – lime feed equipment
Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant – treatment upgrades
Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant – flood wall, low-lift
Glenside Avenue Pump Station – booster station
Sunset Road Wastewater Treatment Plant – well and treatment
Oak Glen Water Treatment Plant – treatment plant expansion
Plainfield Operations Center – vehicle facility upgrades
Various facilities around the state – automation and control
Fire Hydrants: New Jersey American Water replaced 1,029 fire
hydrants and 1,475 valves across the state, an approximately $13
Service Lines: New Jersey American Water replaced 11,600
services lines, an investment totaling approximately $15.2 million.
Tanks/Storage: New Jersey American Water rehabilitated six
water tanks, an investment totaling approximately $4 million.
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
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 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 45 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.