New Jersey American Water Invests $2.8 Million in Cherry Hill Infrastructure

CAMDEN, N.J. – APRIL 18, 2023 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately two and a half miles of aging water main in Cherry Hill starting this season. The company will upgrade the aging 6- and 8-inch water lines that were installed as far back as the 1950s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Cedarbrook Road from North Brookfield Road to South Brookfield Road
  • Collins Drive from East Eagle Lane to Mimosa Drive
  • Daytona Avenue from North Kings Highway to Princess Road
  • Deland Avenue from Queen Avenue to Princess Road
  • East Eagle Lane from Split Rock Drive to Collins Drive
  • East Split Rock Drive from Lamp Post Lane to Split Rock Drive
  • East Tampa Avenue from North Kings Highway to Princess Road
  • Firethorne Road from Old Orchard Road to Roanoke Road
  • Locust Grove Drive from Roanoke Road to Lamp Post Lane
  • Mimosa Drive from Collins Drive to Rye Road
  • Queen Avenue from Daytona Avenue to Deland Avenue
  • South Brookfield Road from Greenbrook Road to North Valley Brook Road
  • Split Rock Drive from West Eagle Lane to West Split Rock Drive
  • Wagon Lane from Knollwood Drive to Knollwood Drive
  • West Split Rock Drive from Lamp Post Lane to Split Rock Drive

The project also includes replacing eight fire hydrants and 227 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 $2.8 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 contractor, Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc. began work late March and expects to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 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.

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 approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 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

Specialist, External Affairs