New Jersey American Water Invests $2 Million in Atlantic County Infrastructure

CAMDEN, N.J. – APRIL 13, 2022 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately one mile of aging water main in Absecon, Northfield, and Linwood and install 600 feet of new water main in Egg Harbor Township starting this month. The projects also include replacing three fire hydrants and 84 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will replace the aging main and/or install the new ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Absecon: Wyoming Avenue / Route 9 from Pitney Road to Shore Road
  • Egg Harbor Township: intersection of Tower Avenue and Black Horse Pike
  • Linwood: Greenwich Avenue entire length
  • Linwood: Kent Lane entire length
  • Northfield: Hemsley Road entire length

This $2 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in these communities.

New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractors, Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc. and Perna Finnigan, Inc. began work last week in Absecon and Linwood and this week in Northfield and Egg Harbor Township. All projects are expected to be completed within three months or less, weather permitting. Work hours will be at night in Egg Harbor Township and Absecon and during the day in Linwood and Northfield, Monday through Friday. Work hours in Absecon may shift after April 22 depending upon approved traffic control detours. Final street restorations will be completed in fall of 2022.

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.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Erin Banes

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