New Jersey American Water Invests $2.5 Million in Long Hill Township Wastewater Infrastructure
CAMDEN, N.J. – OCT. 11, 2021 – New Jersey American Water will clean and line nearly five miles of aging wastewater main in Long Hill Township starting this week. The project also includes rehabilitating 205 lateral services and 104 manholes along the pipeline route. The company will rehabilitate the aging wastewater main along the following streets:
- Bungalow Terrace entire length
- Old Forge Road from Bungalow Terrace to Long Hill Road
- Warren Avenue from Morris Street to South Warren Avenue
- Passaic Avenue from Mercer Street to Somerset Street
- Mercer Street from Passaic Avenue to Warren Avenue
- Morristown Road from Delaware Avenue to Valley Road
- Madison Street from Morristown Road to Western Boulevard
- Valley Road from Morristown Road to Western Boulevard
- Western Boulevard from Summit Avenue to Valley Road
- Summit Avenue from Newark Avenue to Western Boulevard
- Mountain Avenue from Cottage Place to Jersey Avenue
“The process of cleaning and lining is a beneficial solution for the aging infrastructure in Long Hill because it allows us to extend the life of the main and improve its overall efficiency with minimal impact to the community and environment, said Robert Schaefer, Senior Director of Operations, New Jersey American Water. “We will continue to improve the wastewater system in this community and are committed to investing $13 million over the next five years as part of our agreement when we acquired the system in 2020.”
New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, National Water Main Cleaning Co., will begin work this week and expects to be completed by the end of February, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule.
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.
The company asks customers to recognize the essential work being done by its employees and contractors and remind them to adhere to social distancing rules for everyone’s safety. If a customer sees a crew performing work in their area, and wishes to ask a question about it, they may call Customer Service at (800) 272-1325 or email the local operations team at LHTSewer@amwater.com. Customers are also encouraged to visit the Alerts page on the company’s website or its Facebook or Twitter pages for project updates.
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 2.8 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Specialist, External Affairs