New Jersey American Water invests $520K in Ocean Township

New Jersey American Water will invest $520,000 to replace about 2,420 feet of aging water main in Ocean Township.

The public company will replace the water lines, installed as far back as the 1920s and as small as 2 inches in diameter, with larger ductile iron main along Grant Avenue from Monmouth Road to the railroad crossing. American Water says the project includes replacing two fire hydrants and 20 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.

American Water says the investment will advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection as part of its 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.

Contractor, Henkels & McCoy, Inc., began work this week and expects to finish by the end of March.

David Hutter
David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at: dhutter@njbiz.com.

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