New Jersey American Water Invests $2.1 Million in Monmouth County Infrastructure

CAMDEN, N.J. – FEB. 3, 2023 – New Jersey American Water will replace over one mile of aging water main in Fair Haven and Monmouth Beach starting this month. The company will upgrade the aging 2- and 6-inch cast iron and transite water lines that were installed as far back as the 1920s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

Fair Haven

  • Highland Avenue from Linden Drive to Hillcrest Road
  • Hillcrest Road from Highland Avenue to Kemp Avenue
  • Heights Terrace entire length

Monmouth Beach

  • Monmouth Parkway from Wesley Street to Circle Drive
  • Circle Drive entire length

The project also includes replacing four fire hydrants and 65 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 $2.1 million investment will continue to advance 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 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 this week and expect to be completed within approximately three months, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 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 summer of 2023.

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

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