New Jersey American Water will spend $2.6 million to replace 7,400 feet of aging water main and make other improvements to its system in Ocean City, the company said Feb. 12.
The work also includes replacing eight fire hydrants and 410 NJAW-owned service lines along the main.
Dating from the 1920s, the pipeline will be replace with new 8- and 12-inch PVC and ductile iron main. The streets involved are West Ave. from 26th St. to 31st St.; 29th St. from West Ave. to Asbury Ave.; 38th St. from West Ave. to Central Ave.; and 39th St. from West Ave. to Central Ave.
Camden-based NJAW is the state’s largest investor-owned water utility, providing water and/or sewer service to 2.8 million residents. It is a subsidiary of American Water, which serves $15 million customers in 46 states.