This fall, New Jersey American Water says it will replace nearly 2,000 feet of aging 6-inch water main in an Ocean County town where some water lines date back as far as the 1930s, according to the Camden-based utility.
The $500,000 Bay Head project along Bayberry Lane; Meadow Avenue; Grove Street, between Holly Avenue and Club Drive; and Holly Avenue, between Woodland and Cranberry Avenues, will also include the replacement of two fire hydrants and 32 utility-owned service lines on the pipeline route.
The investment is part of the utility’s ongoing initiative to improve New Jersey’s water infrastructure, which NJ American water said has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities.
NJ American Water said contractor Perna Finnigan Inc. will begin work on or about Dec. 2 in Bay Head, with the project likely to conclude at the end of January.
Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Final street restoration will be completed in the spring.