New Jersey American Water on Friday said it will invest $1.5 million in Asbury Park to replace approximately 4,800 feet of aging water main beginning this month. The project also includes replacing 14 fire hydrants and 122 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. At the same time, the Camden-based utility said it will spend $1.1 million in Washington Township to replace approximately 3,530 feet of aging water main. The company will upgrade the aging 6- and 8-inch water lines, installed in the 1950s, with new, 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Jackson Parkway, Pohatcong Terrace, Pohatcong Drive, and Valley View Road.
In Asbury Park, the company will upgrade the aging 6- and 8-inch water lines, installed in the 1920s, with new, 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
• Third Ave. from Ridge Ave. to Bridge St.
• Sunset Ave. from Bridge St. to Memorial Dr.
Both investments are part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.