SOUTH TOMS RIVER – SUEZ recently announced that they will be replacing 3,900 feet of water mains as part of a water infrastructure improvement project in South Toms River. The water mains being replaced have reached the end of their useful life, the company stated.
The project will include the replacement of infrastructure in order to provide its business and residential customers with improved water quality and reliable water service, costing approximately $750,000.
These water mains, originally placed in the 1950s, will be replaced with 8-inch ductile iron pipe in the areas of Ardmore Avenue, Belmont Drive and Edgemont Terrace. The project also includes the addition and replacement of fire hydrants plus renewal of approximately 80 individual services.
“We are continuing to make ongoing, significant proactive investments in aging infrastructure to ensure service reliability, water quality and fire protection for our customers who depend on us every day,” said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations. “Customers who are affected by this project can rest assured that SUEZ’ project inspector will communicate, in advance, about specific dates and times for any temporary water shutdowns.”
According to Mastrokalos, local law enforcement will assist in regulating traffic around the necessary areas during the project.
SUEZ’s contractor, J. F. Kiely, will be working on improvement projects until the end of April 2019, weather permitting. Work will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except holidays. Final restoration including full mill and overlay pavement for the project will be completed in June 2019.