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New Jersey American Water Invests $5.7 Million in North Plainfield Infrastructure

CAMDEN, N.J. – APRIL 13, 2023 – New Jersey American Water will replace over two miles of aging water main in North Plainfield starting this week. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines that were installed in the 1930s with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:

  • Mountain Avenue from Norwood Avenue to Somerset Street
  • Belmont Avenue from Mountain Avenue to Brook Avenue
  • Oneida Avenue from Mountain Avenue to Brook Avenue
  • Somerset Street from New Walnut Street to Grandview Avenue

The project also includes replacing 15 fire hydrants and 176 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 $5.7 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, CRJ Contracting, Inc. will begin work today and expects to be completed within approximately eight months, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4:30 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 by the town.

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 www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.


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Erin Banes

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erin.banes@amwater.com