New Jersey American Water said March 11 it will invest $900,000 to will replace approximately 3,300 feet of aging water main in Ocean Township starting next week. 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 Roosevelt Avenue from Monmouth Road to Norwood Avenue.
The Camden-based utility said the project also includes replacing four fire hydrants and 59 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
This investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community and 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.
J. F. Kiely Construction Co. will begin work on or about March 15 and expects to be completed by the end of May, weather permitting. Final street restorations will be completed in the late summer or early fall of 2021.