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Investing In Our Communities

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that approximately $277 billion of capital spending will be needed across the nation between 2003 and 2022 to replace aging water infrastructure and comply with stricter water quality standards. The USEPA also estimates that approximately $388 billion will be needed between 2000 and 2019 to replace aging wastewater infrastructure. We intend to invest capital prudently to enable us to continue to provide essential services to our regulated water and wastewater utility customers. Investing in our infrastructure is critical to our mission of serving our customers quality and reliable water and wastewater service.

We have a proven record of investing in our systems, and we are committed to delivering excellent service that our customers depend upon at an exceptional value. Tap water costs about a penny a gallon - a remarkable value compared to any other utilities today. With few exceptions, water service remains the lowest utility bill that a household will pay.

In New Jersey alone, we invested more than $392 million in in 2011 and 2012 to improve service to our customers. 

Every year, we deliver system improvements to the communities we serve – from extending water pipelines to replacing meters and hydrants to upgrading plant equipment. We also invest in major projects to improve service to customers. Some of the recently completed projects include replacing water and sewer mains across the state, improving treatment at a well station In Logan, building a new  water treatment plant in Millburn that will meet more stringent environmental water quality standards and improve taste,, and installing solar panels in Burlington County, Farmingdale, Short Hills and Mansfield to help power water purification plants and offset electricity demands in the community. Below is a list of the major facility improvements that are underway:

Monmouth & Ocean Counties

  • Phase 5 of the Middletown Transmission Main serving Middletown, Aberdeen, Holmdel and surrounding communities ($2 M)
  • Chloramine Chemical System Improvements – serving  Monmouth County and Portions of Ocean County ($5.8 M)
  • Clarifier Improvements – Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant, Neptune serving Monmouth County and portions of Ocean County ($1M)
  • Yellowbrook water treatment plant upgrades, Howell / Farmingdale / Lakewood  ($6.6 M)
  • New well in Southern Lakewood ($1.35 M)
  • Vine Avenue Relief Sewer, Lakewood  (2800 feet) – partnered with Developers and Township
  • Renewal of mains, valves, hydrants and service connections

Burlington to Salem Counties

  • $1.4 Million upgrade to the Woodlane Well Station serving Mt Holly
  • Renewal of mains, valves, hydrants and service connections
  • Designing treatment Improvements to the Ranney Well Station in Penns Grove and the  Green Street Well Station in Mt Holly

Atlantic & Cape May Counties

  • New Elevated Storage Tank in Egg Harbor Township ($5 M)
  • New well in Smithville ($2M)
  • Improved Treatment for Dobbs Well Station  ( $3 M)
  • Replacement well in Absecon ($ 1.3 M)
  • Renewal of mains, valves, hydrants and service connections

Union , Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex Counties

  • Renewal of the Roselle Pumping Station ($10 M)
  • Renewal of mains, valves, hydrants and service connections

Essex and Passaic Counties

  • Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant renewal ($78 M)
  • Renewal of mains, valves, hydrants and service connections


  • Facility Roof replacements ($4.6 M)
  • Renewal of water mains (cleaning and lining, structural lining and valve replacements)

 New Jersey American Water is committed to providing high-quality, reliable water service to our customers. This requires continually investing in our treatment and distribution facilities. These projects seek to improve the reliability of water service to the area.

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