New Jersey American water continues its work to improve infrastructure in the state, with new investments announced for Monmouth County and Summit.
New Jersey American Water will invest $6.8 million to replace nearly 23,000 feet of aging water main throughout Monmouth County this winter.
The project includes replacing 23 fire hydrants and up to 250 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline routes. The company says it will upgrade water lines, installed as far back as the 1920s, with new mains in the towns of Holmdel, Interlaken, Middletown, Ocean Township and Sea Bright.
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractors Perna Finnigan, J.F. Kiely Construction Co., and Pioneer Construction Co. were scheduled to begin work on or about Nov. 25 and expect to finish by the end of March, weather permitting.
Meanwhile, New Jersey American Water said it is also investing $409,000 to replace about 950 feet of aging water main in Summit.
One fire hydrant and 20 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will be replaced, which the company says will continue to advance its water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection.
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor Montana Construction will begin work on or about Dec. 2 and expects to finish by Dec. 31, weather permitting. Final street restorations will be completed in spring 2020.