New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 620 feet of wastewater main in Ocean City starting the week of Dec. 4, the utility company announced Nov. 30.
The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch vitrified clay pipe that dates back to the 1920s with new 8-inch PVC main along the alley between Wesley Avenue and Ocean Avenue from Ninth Street to 10th Street. Thirty-three utility-owned service lines will also be replaced along the pipeline route.
This investment totals $800,000 and is designed to enhance wastewater service reliability in the community. The improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of aging water and wastewater infrastructure in more than 100 communities statewide.
Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc., New Jersey American Water’s local contractor, expects the work to be completed within about one month. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Final street restorations will be completed in the fall of 2022.
Traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours, the company said.
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