Camden-based New Jersey American Water on Monday said it will replace approximately 8,000 feet of aging water main in Lakewood beginning next week.
The utility giant will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s, with new 8-inch ductile iron main along 14th Street from Hope Chapel Road to Madison Avenue. The project also includes replacing seven fire hydrants and 82 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
This $1.8 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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.
Perna Finnigan Inc. will begin work on or about Nov. 16 and expects to finish by the end of January.