RARITAN, NJ - New Jersey American Water is planning to replace more than 1,900 feet of unlined cast-iron water main throughout Raritan Borough, according to a release from the company.
According to the release, the main has routed water beneath Raritan as far back as 1910.
The 3- and 4-inch water pipes, the release said, will be replaced with 8-inch cement-lined ductile iron pipes. The work is estimated to cost about $600,000, and be completed by Aug. 31.
According to the release, the infrastructure upgrades are being done along Church Street, Coddington Street and Colfax Street.
The release said that during the installation, customers should experience increased water flows, continued fire protection and more reliable service.
This work, the release said, is part of a multimillion dollar program through New Jersey American Water to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is about to reach the end of its useful life across the state.