$10 million in water infrastructure in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – New Jersey American Water said it will replace about five miles of aging water pipes in Lakewood starting this week.

In addition, 39 hydrants and 215 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will be replaced.

The aging 6 and 8 inch cast iron water mains that were installed in the 1960s will now be replaced with a new 12 inch ductile iron main. The following streets will receive this upgrade:

  • Route 9 from Locust Street to West Kennedy Boulevard
  • Main Street from Route 9 to Clifton Avenue

“This pipeline is a critical piece of infrastructure that delivers water directly to thousands of customers in Lakewood,” said Carmen Tierno, senior operations manager for the Coastal Region of New Jersey American Water. “The replacement of these water lines will improve the delivery of water service to our customers and strengthen our system for future reliability. »

This $10 million investment will help improve water service reliability and increase water flow in the community. The multi-million dollar initiative to renew water infrastructure has reached more than 100 communities in the state.

Work will begin on or around January 23 and should be completed within a year, weather permitting. Hours of work will be night shifts from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Work outside of these hours is not scheduled unless necessary to maintain the project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

“We have worked directly with Lakewood Township officials and the new Department of Transportation to upgrade this important section of water main prior to the upcoming paving of this road,” Tierno said.

The project schedule may change due to weather conditions or availability of supply. New Jersey American Water encourages customers to sign up for alerts through their MyWater account and to follow the company on Facebook and Twitter to receive project updates. Updates to this project will also be posted to the Company Alerts page at newjerseyamwater.com.

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