VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water today announced the start of water main replacement projects in its service areas in Burlington and Camden counties to improve service reliability, prevent water outages and enhance fire protection. The projects, with a combined cost of over $4.2 million, will replace aging pipe dating back to the 1900s.
“New Jersey American Water places a high value on our proactive replacement program, as it helps us improve water quality and service and makes our systems more resilient to potential disruptions in the future,” stated David Forcinito, senior director, South Operations. “These projects within Burlington and Camden counties are a continuation of the critical investment for the company to provide our customers with safe, reliable water service.”
Beginning this month, New Jersey American Water qualified contractor, Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc. will begin work in the following towns:
In Cherry Hill:
- Utah Avenue, from South Kings Highway to end of roadway
- Garfield Avenue, from Melrose Street to Purnell Avenue
- Melrose Street, from Garfield Avenue to Columbia Avenue
- Plum Lane, from Greenwood Avenue to end of roadway
- Taylors Lane, from Cindel Drive to Route 130
In Haddon Heights:
- East High Street, from White Horse Pike to Fourth Avenue
- Fourth Avenue, from East Kings Highway to Clements Bridge Road
- Roberts Avenue, from East Kings Highway to end of roadway
- Moore Street and Ross Street, from Main Street to Chestnut Street
- Chambers Street, from Moore Street to Ross Street
- New Jersey Avenue, from South Broad Street to West Charles Street
- 5th Street and 6th Street, from Arch Street to Delaware Avenue
- Race Street, from 3rd Street to West Broad Street
- Vine Street and Weart Boulevard, from 5th Street to West Broad Street
- Warwick Road, from West Somerdale Road to Fox Ridge Drive
- West and East Earl Avenue, from Terrace Avenue to West Atlantic Avenue
- East Villa Avenue, East Wood Avenue and East Preston Avenue, from Warwick Road to end of roadways
Beginning this month, New Jersey American Water qualified contractor, South State, Inc. will begin work:
In Gloucester Township:
- 4th Avenue, from Black Horse Pike to Floodgate Road
- 8th Avenue, from Black Horse Pike to Glendora Avenue
- 9th Avenue and 11th Avenue, from Black Horse Pike to Saint Mark Drive
- Central Avenue, from 12th Avenue to 1st Avenue
Prior to the start of construction, the residents within the scope of the project will receive a notice stating the actual state date. Forcinito also reminds drivers and pedestrians to take caution while traveling in the vicinity of work sites, especially during construction hours. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution near work sites.
Visit www.newjerseyamwater.com to learn more about 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 and to use the newly added infrastructure upgrade map located 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.