A Major Water Investment In Toms River From SUEZ

TOMS RIVER – SUEZ announced today that the company is investing approximately $2.3 million for the installation of 10,150 linear feet or 2 miles of new water main in its Toms River service area beginning on or about Monday, September 18, 2017. These upgrades will enhance water quality and service to customers, especially during variable seasonal weather conditions.

The company will replace aging water mains originally placed into service in the 1960’s with 8-inch ductile iron pipe in the neighborhoods of Cranmoor Drive, East Drive, Fairway Drive, Green Twig Drive, Laurel Avenue, and Point O’Woods Drive. The project also includes replacement of fire hydrants and renewal of services.

“Our ongoing improvements and proactive upgrading of water infrastructure throughout the Toms River area helps us to remain up front with growing regulations intended to protect health, the environment and the communities we serve,” said Jim Mastrokalos, director of operations.

SUEZ and its contractor, J. F. Kiely Construction Company, will work weekdays from 7 AM to 5 PM daily in the neighborhoods mentioned above, weather permitting. There will be no weekend or holiday work scheduled for this project.

Mastrokalos added that the company anticipates brief, temporary water service shutdowns during this job, and residents should rest assured that they will be alerted in advance regarding specific dates and times when water interruptions will occur.

“Safety is our number one priority, and in order to allow for secure movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the project, appropriate local law enforcement will be assisting at the work sites to ensure the safety of residents and workers,” Mastrokalos said.

Mastrokalos also said that this infrastructure improvement work is one of several water main upgrade programs completed or will be completed within the company’s service territory by year end 2017 with capital investment totaling about $8.5 million.

Final restoration including full mill and overlay pavement restoration for this project will be finished prior to December 31, 2017.