Camden-based New Jersey American Water will invest a total of $2,616,000 in three communities beginning this week.
The company will invest $560,000 to replace about 1,400 feet of 6-inch water main in Clark. American Water will upgrade water lines installed as far back as the 1950s, with new 12-inch ductile iron main along Valley Road from Brant Avenue to Walnut Avenue. The project includes replacing two fire hydrants and five utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
Montana Construction Inc. will begin work on or about March 19 and expects to finish by the end of spring, weather permitting.
New Jersey American Water also said J. F. Kiely Construction Co. will begin work on or about March 20 and expects to finish by the end of May, for a $556,000 investment in Little Silver to replace about 2,640 feet of aging 2-inch and 6-inch water main.
The company will upgrade the water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Salem Lane and Standish Lane and Alden Terrace from Standish Lane to the dead end. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 63 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
Lastly, NJAW will invest $1.5 million to replace about 8,000 feet of aging 4-inch and 6-inch water main in Lindenwold beginning next week. This comes after an announcement earlier this month that the water company would spend $380,000 in the town.
The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1950s, with new 6-inch and 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Aston Martin Drive, Bentley Road, Delahaye Road, Mercedes Road, Healey Place, Lancia Place, and Thunderbird Road. The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 150 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
Perna Finnigan Inc. will begin work on or about March 23 and expects to finish by the end of July, weather permitting.
These investments will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection. They are part of New Jersey American Water’s multi-million-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across New Jersey.