VOORHEES, N.J. (November 15, 2017) – Over the next several months, New Jersey American Water will be installing approximately $3.1 million of new water mains throughout Mount Holly. The roughly 13,060 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging water lines will be replaced with ductile iron pipes.
Over the next four months, New Jersey American Water qualified contractor Pioneer Pipe Contractors will be working along the following streets:
Rancocas Road, from Lambert Drive to King Street
Brown Street, from Rancocas Road to Grant Street
Murrell Street, from High Street to Paxson Street
Paxson Street, from Brainerd Street to Mill Street
Mill Street, from High Street to Green Street
Caley Avenue, from Cedar Street to Ridge Avenue
Ashurst Lane, from Woodlane Road to Monmouth Road
Chestnut Street, from Washington Street to Oak Street
Arch Street, from Chestnut Street to Reimer Street
Rose Street, from Washington Street to Chestnut Street
Reimer Street and Oak Street, from Washington Street to end of roadway
“Construction for all projects are expected to be completed by the end of March and final street restoration will take place in the spring 2018,” stated Ed Opczynski, operations supervisor, South Region. “These substantial updates will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for households and fire protection throughout Mount Holly.”
Opczynski also reminded drivers and pedestrians to take caution while traveling in the vicinity of work sites, especially during construction hours.
These 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 in more than 100 communities across the state. To view additional pipeline renewal projects throughout the state, visit New Jersey American Water’s interactive Infrastructure Upgrade Map 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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Denise Venuti Free
Director of Communications and External Affairs