New Jersey American Water Invests $1.6 Million in Dunellen Infrastructure
CAMDEN, N.J. – JAN. 21, 2022 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 4,700 feet of aging water main in Dunellen starting this week. The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 100 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch cast iron water lines that were installed in the 1920s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets:
- · Third Street from Sanford Avenue to North Washington Avenue
- · Fourth Street from Third Street to North Washington Avenue
This $1.6 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 this week and expects to be completed within approximately three 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 in the spring and summer of 2022.
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.