New Jersey American Water said March 19 that it will invest $1.67 million in Chatham, $2 million in Camden, and $1.4 million in Hillside to continue to advance water service reliability increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities.
In Chatham the Camden-based utility will replace approximately 4,860 feet of aging water main starting March 20 by Vollers Excavating which expects to be completed within approximately three months, weather permitting. The company will upgrade the aging 8-inch cast iron water lines with new 12-inch ductile iron main along River Road from Club Road to Fairmount Avenue. The project also includes replacing seven fire hydrants and 79 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
In Camden, New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 10,140 feet of aging water main in Camden beginning March 22. The project also includes replacing 11 fire hydrants and 250 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc. expects to be completed by the end of April. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2021. The company will upgrade the aging 4-, 6-, and 8-inch cast iron water lines, installed in the 1930s, with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
North 33 rd Street from Federal Street to Rosedale Avenue
North 34 th Street from Rosedale Avenue to Westfield Avenue and from Federal
Street to Rosedale Avenue
North 35 th Street from Federal Street to Rosedale Avenue
North 36 th Street from Federal Street to Westfield Avenue
North 37th Street from Westfield Avenue to Chestnut Avenue
Rosedale Avenue from North 33rd street to 37th Street
Merriel Avenue from North 34th Street to 36th Street
Camden Avenue from 36th Street to 38th Street
Baldwin Road from Camden Avenue to Madison Avenue
Approximately 4,420 feet of aging water main will be replaced in Hillside on or about March 22. The project also includes replacing eight fire hydrants and 121 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast iron water lines that were installed in the 1920s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
Clark Street from Liberty Avenue to North Broad Street
Millard Avenue from Liberty Avenue to Gurd Avenue
CRJ Contracting Inc. will begin work on or about March 22 and expects to be completed by the end of June and final street restorations will be completed by the end of summer 2021.
These improvements are 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.