New Jersey American Water said Jan. 8 it will invest $700,000 in Ocean City and $304,000 in Irvington infrastructure.
The investments will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities. 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 Camden-based water company will replace approximately 2,600 feet of aging water main in Ocean City starting next week. The company will upgrade the aging 2-, 4- and 6-inch cast iron water lines, installed in the 1940s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along Seacrest Road, Seacliff Road, and Seaview Road each from Waverly Boulevard to the end of the road.
New Jersey American Water will also replace approximately 600 feet of aging water main in Irvington. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast-iron water lines, installed in the 1920s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along Hoffman Place from Paine Avenue to the dead end.
In Ocean City, Pioneer Pipe Contractors Inc. will begin work on or about Jan. 11 and expects to finish by the end of April with final street restorations to be completed by Ocean City in the summer of 2021.
Meanwhile, in Irvington, Montana Construction Inc. will begin work on or about Jan. 12 and expects to finish by the end of February with final street restorations to be completed in the summer of 2021.