VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will begin replacing approximately 6,300 feet of aging water main in its Millburn service area. The company is replacing main that was installed in the 1920s and 1930s with new ductile iron main along Old Short Hills Road, from Parsonage Hill Road to Silver Spring Road. The project also includes replacing twelve fire hydrants and 53 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.
This $2 million investment will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is 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.
Weather permitting, New Jersey American Water’s local qualified contractor, Montana Construction, will begin work next week and be completed by the end of August. Work on Parsonage Hill Road and related detours will be suspended during this project. Work hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed by Essex County in the fall as part of their annual paving program. All final restorations of curbs, sidewalk and landscaping will be completed in September or within 30 days after final project completion.
For the public’s and workers’ safety, traffic restrictions and/or alternating traffic patterns are likely to occur during work hours. All emergency vehicles and local traffic will be allowed access during construction. New Jersey American Water values the safety of its workers and advises drivers and pedestrians to take caution in the vicinity of work sites.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), 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. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com.