New Jersey American Water on Tuesday said it will replace approximately 550 feet of aging sewer main in Ocean City beginning this week. The Camden-based company will upgrade the aging 6- and 8-inch sewer lines, installed in the 1900s, with new, 8-inch plastic main along the alley between Wesley Avenue and Ocean Avenue from 10th Street to 11th Street. The project also includes replacing 34 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
This $475,000 investment will continue to advance sewer service and collection system liability in the community. This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.
Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc. will begin work this week and expects to finish within approximately four weeks, weather permitting.