Camden-based New Jersey American Water said Thursday it will replace approximately 4,060 feet of aging water main in Summit beginning next week.
The water lines, installed as far back as the 1890s, will be replaced with 12-inch ductile iron main along Kent Place Boulevard from High Street to Passaic Avenue. Five fire hydrants and 80 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will also be replaced.
This $1.5 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community.
Montana Construction Inc. will begin work on or about April 6 and expects to finish in approximately three months. Final street restorations will be completed in the summer of 2020.
The company asks customers to recognize the essential work being done by its employees and contractors, and remind them to adhere to social distancing rules for everyone’s safety.
This improvement 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.