Camden-based New Jersey American Water on Wednesday said will invest $1.2 million to replace about 2,620 feet of aging 8-inch water main in New Providence beginning next week.
The project includes replacing four fire hydrants and 35 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. NJAW will upgrade water lines, installed as far back as the 1940s, with new 16-inch ductile iron main along Passaic Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Springfield Avenue.
The company says this investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection.
CRJ Contracting will begin work on or about March 30, which will take about six weeks to complete.
This improvement is 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. The company has announced numerous investment projects over the past month with one of the larger ones being $7.5 million in two towns.
NJAW requested that customers adhere to social distancing rules as work being done by its employees and contractors. If a customer sees a crew performing work in their area, and wishes to ask a question about it, they are encouraged to visit the website or the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages, or call Customer Service at (800) 272-1325.