Camden-based New Jersey American Water on Friday said that as part of a $2.2 million investment to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in the community, it began replacing approximately 5,700 feet of aging 8-inch water main in Bernardsville last week.
The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 30 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
The company is upgrading the aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1960s, with new, 16-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
- Locust Drive from Oak Ridge Road to Seney Drive Extension;
- Seney Drive Extension from Oak Ridge Road to Seney Drive;
- Seney Drive from Seney Drive Extension to Chestnut Avenue;
- Chestnut Avenue from Seney Drive to Mendham Road; and
- Mendham Road from Chestnut Avenue to Tower Mountain Drive.
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.
CRJ Contracting Inc. began work on May 22 and expects to finish by August.