$10M In Water Infrastructure Coming To Lakewood

  LAKEWOOD – New Jersey American Water has announced that they will be replacing about five miles of aging water main in Lakewood beginning this week.

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

  The aging 6- and 8-inch cast iron water lines that were installed in the 1960s will now be upgraded to 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 supplies water directly to thousands of customers in Lakewood,” said Carmen Tierno, Senior Director Operations for New Jersey American Water’s Coastal Region. “Replacing these water mains will improve the delivery of water service to our customers and will strengthen our system for future reliability.”

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

  Work will begin on or about January 23 and is expected to be done within one year, weather permitting. Work hours will be at night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

  “We have been working 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 roadway,” Tierno said.

  The project timeline may change due to weather or supply availability. 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. Updates for this project will also be posted on the company’s Alerts page at newjerseyamwater.com.