Camden-based New Jersey American Water will invest $800,000 to replace about 5,100 feet of aging water main in Beverly beginning next week.
The public utility company says this project includes replacing five fire hydrants and 114 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade aging water lines, installed as far back as the 1930s and as small as 4 inches in diameter, with new, larger ductile iron main along Laurel Street from Front Street to Railroad Avenue; Putnam Street from Laurel Street to Cooper Street; Spruce Street from Putnam Street to Railroad Avenue; and Pine Street from Laurel Street and Spruce Street.
American Water says this investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection. It 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 New Jersey.
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc., will begin work on or about Feb. 17 and expects to finish by the end of April.