New Jersey American Water Invests $665,000 in Hillside Infrastructure
CAMDEN, N.J. – JAN. 13, 2020 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 2,100 feet of aging water main in Hillside starting next week. The project also includes replacing six fire hydrants and 68 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast iron water lines, installed in the 1920’s, with new, 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
- McMichael Place from Bloy Street to the dead end
- Locust Avenue from Bloy Street to the dead end
- Orchard Terrace from Oakland Terrace to Hillside Avenue
This $665,000 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 on or about January 19 and expects to finish by the end of April, 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 by the fall of 2021.
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 wants to ask 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 are encouraged to visit the website or the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages, or call Customer Service at (800) 272-1325.
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 6,800 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 make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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