New Jersey American Water Continues to Invest in Ocean City Infrastructure

CAMDEN, N.J. – FEB. 11, 2020 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 10,280 feet of aging water main in Ocean City this winter. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1910s, with new main along the following streets:

  • St. Davids Place from West Ave to the beach

  • Merion Place from West Ave to the beach

  • 48th Street from West Ave to the beach

  • Asbury Avenue from 47th Street to 48th Street

  • Central Avenue from 47th Street to 48th Street

  • Walnut Road Bay Avenue to Glenwood Drive

  • Glenwood Drive from Anchor Road to the end of the street

  • Ferndale Drive from Spruce Road to Anchor Road

  • Grenada Lane from Spruce Road to the end of the street

  • Mariana Lane from Spruce Road to the end of the street

  • Leyete Lane from Spruce Road to the end of the street

This $2.6 million investment will continue to advance 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 initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.

New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Perna Finnigan, Inc., began work last week on St. Davids Place, Merion Place, 48th Street, Asbury Avenue, and Central Avenue. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, extending to 5:30p.m. after daylight savings begins.


Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc., will begin work on the remaining projects on Wednesday. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not anticipated unless required to maintain project schedule, and all projects are scheduled to conclude by the end of May.


Final street restorations for St. Davids Place, Merion Place, 48th Street, Asbury Avenue, and Central Avenue will be completed in the spring 2020 in a combined effort with the city of Ocean City. The restoration of the remaining streets will be completed in the fall of 2020.

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.

About New Jersey American Water
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

About American Water 

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 more than 14 million people in 46 states. 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 and follow American Water on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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state name: New Jersey