BERNARDSVILLE NJ - New Jersey American Water will replace water mains along Highview Avenue in Bernardsville in the coming months.  The Highview Avenue project will be one of three projects in Morris and Somerset Counties this spring.

Beginning this month, will be investing $3.1 million in new water mains in its services areas in Morris and Somerset counties. The approximate 10,700 feet of new pipe replaces water main that was installed as far back as the 1920s. The aging 4- and 6-inch water lines will be replaced with 8- and 12-inch ductile iron pipes. These projects also include replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route.

"These improvements should enhance water service reliability and water flows for residences and fire protection,” stated Tom Shroba, senior director of Operations, North Region. "These water main improvements are part of New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life."

The Bernardsville project will be along Highview Avenue, from Anderson Hill Road to Olcott Avenue. Weather permitting, the project will take approximately two months to complete.  Final pacing and restoration will be completed by Bernardsville Borough and scheduled for summer of 2017.