Camden-based New Jersey American Water said Monday it will replace approximately 1,500 feet of aging water main in Chatham beginning next week.
This $556,000 improvement is 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 investment will allow the utility giant to upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1980s, with new 12-inch ductile iron main along Heritage Drive from River Road to Riveredge Drive. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and 18 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
CRJ Contracting will begin work on or about Nove. 9 and expects to finish within approximately six weeks, weather permitting. Final street restorations will be completed in spring 2021.