Camden-based New Jersey American Water will invest $765,000 to replace about 2,640 feet of aging 2- and 6-inch water main in Fair Haven beginning next week.
The company says it will upgrade aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1920s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along First Street and Second Street from Hance Road to Chestnut Street. The project also includes replacing four fire hydrants and 40 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
The 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.
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Montana Construction, will begin work around Jan. 20 and expects to finish by the end of March. Final street restorations will be completed in the spring of 2020.