New Jersey American Water Investing $3.1 Million in Morris and Somerset Counties
February 23, 2017 at 15:34 PM EST
Beginning this month, New Jersey American Water will be investing $3.1 million in new water mains in its services areas in Morris and Somerset counties. The approximate 10,700 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging 4- and 6-inch water lines will be replaced with 8- and 12-inch ductile iron pipes. These projects also include replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
"These improvements should enhance water service reliability and water flows for residences and fire protection,” stated Tom Shroba, senior director of Operations, North Region. "These water main improvements are part of New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life."
In Chatham Township:
New Jersey American Water is committed to the safety of its employees and advises pedestrians and drivers to please take caution in the vicinity of work sites.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com. American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.