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 $4.1 million to replace approximately 10,300 feet of aging water main in Ocean City beginning this week.
The project also includes replacing 12 fire hydrants and 406 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
The company will upgrade aging 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-inch water lines, installed as far back as the 1910s, with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
- Delaney Place from Atlantic Avenue to Corinthian Avenue
- Third Street from Atlantic Avenue to Corinthian Avenue
- St. James Place from Atlantic Avenue to Corinthian Avenue
- First Street from Atlantic Avenue to Corinthian Avenue
- Bay Avenue from 18th Street to 26th Street
Contractors Perna Finnigan Inc. and Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc. were to begin work Monday and are expected to be completed by the end of February 2021. Final street restorations will be completed in coordination with the city Ocean City and the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority in the spring of 2021.