New Jersey American Water Investing $6.5 Million in New Water Mains in Camden County
September 14, 2017 at 14:54 PM EDT
New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $6.5 million for the installation of new water mains in its Voorhees and Oaklyn service area. The company will be installing approximately 32,850 feet of new main in this area, replacing water main that was installed around the 1920s with new ductile iron main.
Beginning this week in Voorhees, New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor South State will begin working along the following streets:
Work has already begun and will continue throughout the fall in Oaklyn. New Jersey American Water’s qualified contractor Pioneer Pipe will be working on the following streets:
“By coordinating these projects closely with the Borough of Oaklyn and Voorhees Township, we are looking forward to making these critical investments,” stated Dave Forcinito, senior director of Southwest Operations. “By proactively upgrading aging infrastructure, we are continuing our commitment to ensuring quality and service for our customers.”
Construction is expected to be completed by March 31, 2018 with final street restoration being completed in the spring of 2018. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.
Forcinito added these 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 more than 100 communities across the state.
New Jersey American Water has recently published an interactive Infrastructure Upgrade Map on its website to share details about its pipeline renewal projects, including these projects in Oaklyn and Voorhees. The map is located at www.newjerseyamwater.com under Water Quality, System Updates.
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 newjerseyamwater.com. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. The company employs 6,800 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.