Camden-based New Jersey American Water is investing $300,000 in Audubon to replace about 1,300 feet of aging 4-inch water main beginning next week, and $1.36 million in Hillside to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection.
These improvements are 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 company will replace about 4,000 feet of aging 6-inch water main beginning next week in Hillside and will upgrade the water lines installed in the late 1930s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Eastern Parkway and Sweetland Avenue. The project includes replacing seven fire hydrants and 95 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, CRJ Contracting Inc., will begin work on or about Jan. 13 in Hillside and expects to finish by the end of spring.
The company will also upgrade the aging water lines in Audubon, installed in the 1900s, with 8-inch ductile iron main along Cedarcroft Avenue from Mansion Avenue to Walnut Street. The project includes replacing two fire hydrants and 40 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc., will begin work on this project on or about Jan. 16 and expects to finish by the end of March 2020, weather permitting.