TOMS RIVER – SUEZ has announced that they’ve invested $5 million to replace about three miles of aging water main with new infrastructure in downtown Toms River.
The project, which begins on or about September 27, will renew approximately 230 individual services and enhance the reliability of water service in the area.
“We continue to make ongoing, significant proactive investments in aging infrastructure, which is especially important to the busy downtown area,” Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations, said. “We found that some of the oldest water mains, roughly over 60 years old, as well as one dating back to 1918 in the project area, is in need of immediate replacement.”
Replacing the dated water mains with 6, 8 and 12-inch ductile iron pipes will improve service and build a resilient water system, Mastrokalos said. This will provide a sustainable water system that the downtown community can rely on for years.
Work will be conducted on Washington Street, Hooper Avenue, Hyers Street, Robbins Street, Allen Street, Maiden Lane and Brooks Road.
Daytime and night-time project work is anticipated, with traffic detours and intermittent, temporary parking limitations. SUEZ will provide ample notification to customers as the project progresses including when to expect short-term interruptions of water service and heavy equipment in the area.
The project is expected to be completed including milling and paving by December, with final restoration expected in April.
More information about the project will be available on the SUEZ website at mysuezwater.com.