New Jersey American Water Invests $15.2 Million in Monmouth County Infrastructure

Main Replacement Project Under Way

CAMDEN, N.J. – AUG. 2, 2023 – New Jersey American Water will replace over five miles of aging water main in Fair Haven, Middletown Township, and Union Beach starting this summer. The company will upgrade the aging water lines that were installed as far back as the 1920s with new ductile iron main along the following streets:

Fair Haven

  • Church Street entire length
  • Fisk Street entire length
  • Hayes Place entire length
  • Jackson Street entire length
  • Locust Avenue entire length
  • Park Lane from Linden Drive to Laurel Drive
  • Smith Street entire length

Leonardo, Middletown Township

  • Bellevue Avenue from State Highway 36 to Leonardville Road
  • Bowne Avenue entire length
  • Briarwood Avenue entire length
  • Brook Avenue from Powell Avenue to Oakland Avenue
  • Chamone Avenue from State Highway 36 to Leonardville Road
  • Elmwood Avenue entire length
  • Lenwood Avenue from Elmwood Avenue to Briarwood Avenue
  • Oakland Avenue entire length
  • Powell Avenue entire length
  • Tiensch Avenue entire length

North Middletown, Middletown Township

  • Atlantic Avenue from Neptune Place to Sycamore Avenue
  • Carter Avenue entire length
  • Clinton Avenue entire length
  • Columbia Way entire length
  • Dalby Place from Morningside Place to the West side dead end
  • Hudson Avenue from Sycamore Avenue to Thompson Avenue
  • Krueger Place from Morningside Place to Atlantic Avenue
  • Oregon Avenue entire length
  • Richard Place entire length
  • South End Avenue entire length
  • Sycamore Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Hudson Avenue
  • Taylor Avenue entire length
  • Union Place entire length

Union Beach

  • Scholer Drive entire length
  • Dibling Street entire length
  • Donnelly Street entire length
  • Heckleman Street entire length
  • Haug Street entire length
  • Anderson Street entire length

The project also includes replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. Additionally, New Jersey American Water will replace any customer-owned service line that has been identified as lead or galvanized as part of a statewide initiative to remove all lead and galvanized service lines by 2031.

This $15.2 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities. These improvements are part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state.  

New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractors began work mid-July and expect to be completed within approximately three months, weather permitting. Work hours are from 7:30 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 in spring 2024.

Project timelines are subject to change due to a variety of factors including weather and availability of supplies. New Jersey American Water encourages customers to sign up for alerts through their MyWater account and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter to receive project updates.

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 wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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Erin Banes

Specialist, External Affairs