TOMS RIVER – SUEZ recently announced the start of a water main replacement project in the areas of Kettle Creek Road, Larch Drive, Sherwood Lane and Shasta Lane in Toms River. The project hopes to enhance water quality and service.
SUEZ is investing $2 million to replace approximately 5,600 feet of aging water main, originally placed in the 1960’s. These old water mains will be swapped out for 8 and 12-inch ductile iron pipe.
Work will be ongoing during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of August 2018, weather permitting. Work on the intersection of Kettle Creek Road and Hooper Avenue and on Kettle Creek Road, between Hooper Avenue and Larch Drive, will take place at night.
The project also includes fire hydrant replacements and the renewal of approximately 80 individual services.
“While much of the nation’s infrastructure continues to need replacement or upgrades, SUEZ continues its proactive approach with this investment for our customers,” said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations. “Our priority is clear–to provide reliable service and exceptional water quality, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
Mastrokalos noted that customers who are affected by this project to rest assured that our project inspector will communicate, in advance, about specific dates and times for temporary water shutdowns.
Final restoration for the projects is expected to be completed in the early fall, 2018.