VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water is investing approximately $800,000 to install new water mains along North Avenue from Forest Road to Morse Avenue in Fanwood. 

The project includes the installation of approximately 2,720 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron pipes to replace aging pipes, as well as 55 utility-owned service lines and two new fire hydrants along the pipeline route. This investment project will continue to improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community.

“This project represents a critical investment in support of our multimillion dollar commitment to replace aging infrastructure in order to continue provide customers with safe, reliable water service,” said Bob Schaefer, Senior Director of Operations for New Jersey American Water’s Central Region.

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Construction will begin the week of January 30 and will be performed on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work on weekends and evenings is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule. Weather permitting, the project should be completed by the end of April. Final paving and restoration will be completed in the fall of 2017.

Traffic control will be coordinated with the Fanwood Police Department. Service for trash, mail, school buses and emergency vehicles will be maintained during traffic disruptions. New Jersey American Water advises pedestrians and drivers to take caution in the vicinity of the work sites, obey traffic signs and follow any detour routes when driving in the area.

Customers may experience a slight temporary discoloration of water when the new main is connected to the service lines. If this happens, customers are advised to let a cold water tap in the home run until it is clear.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com