Beginning this week, New Jersey American Water will be investing approximately $1.8 million in new water mains in its service area of Lakewood, NJ. The approximate 5,400 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging 4-, 6- and 8-inch water lines will be replaced with 12-inch ductile iron pipes.
“With the installation of the new water mains, our customers in this rapidly growing area should experience increased water flows for residences and fire protection, and continued improvement in reliability,” stated Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations for New Jersey American Water’s Coastal 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.”
The project will be along Ocean Avenue (Route 88) from Cherry Street to Park Avenue. Construction will be finished by the end of April and final street restoration will be completed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in the summer of 2017.
New Jersey American Water is committed to the safety of its employees and contractors, 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.