New Jersey American Water Invests $3.6 Million in Atlantic County Infrastructure

Main Replacement Project Under Way

CAMDEN, N.J. – AUG. 2, 2023 – New Jersey American Water will replace over two miles of aging water main in Linwood and Pleasantville starting this summer. The company will upgrade the aging water lines that were installed as far back as the 1920s with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:


  • Barr Avenue from Maple Avenue to Wabash Avenue


  • Magnolia Place from North Main Street to McConnell Drive
  • Laurel Drive from Magnolia Place to McConnell Drive
  • McConnell Drive from Cedarcrest Avenue to East Leads Avenue
  • East Leads Avenue from North Main Street to Iowa Avenue
  • East Princeton Avenue from Main Street to Iowa Avenue
  • Loraine Avenue from North Main Street to the dead end
  • North Franklin Boulevard from East Mulberry Avenue to Walnut Avenue
  • Walnut Avenue from North Franklin Boulevard to Clearview Avenue
  • Mulberry Avenue from Linden Avenue to Franklin Boulevard
  • East Reading Avenue from North Franklin Boulevard to Clearview Avenue
  • Clearview Avenue from East Reading Avenue to Franklin Point

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 $3.6 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 contractor, Perna Finnigan Inc. began work mid-July in Linwood and this week in Pleasantville and expects to be completed by the end of August in Linwood and by December in Pleasantville, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in fall 2023 and 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