As 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, the Camden-based utility said Monday it will invest $1.2 in Mendham Township and $2.2 million in Howell this month.
In Mendham, NJAW will replace approximately 3,940 feet of water main, upgrading aging 4- and 8-inch water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s, with new 12-inch ductile iron main along Cold Hill Road from Route 24 (Mendham Road East, Mendham Township / East Main Street, Mendham Borough) to Mountainside Road.
The project also includes replacing four fire hydrants and 24 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
Contractor Montana Construction Inc. will begin work in mid-October and expects to finish within approximately two months, weather permitting.
Meanwhile in Howell, NJAW will replace approximately 7,500 feet of water main to upgrade aging 6-inch water lines, installed as far back as the 1960s, with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Stockport Way, Westbrook Road, Westbrook Circle, Beacon Drive, Meadowbrook Drive and Putnam Road.
The project also includes installing three new fire hydrants and replacing 114 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
NJAW has contracted Perna Finnigan Inc. for the Howell project which is set to begin on or about Oct. 12 and expects to finish by January 2021, weather permitting.