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New Jersey American Water to replace water main in Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN – New Jersey American Water is planning to replace approximately 900 feet of aging water main in Fair Haven, beginning on or about Oct. 14.

The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines, installed in the 1920s, with new, 8-
inch ductile iron main along Gillespie Avenue from River Road to the dead end. The
project also includes replacing one fire hydrant and 26 utility owned service lines along
the pipeline route, according to a press release from New Jersey American Water.

This $280,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase
water flows for household consumption and fire protection in Fair Haven, according to the press release.

This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multi-million dollar initiative to
accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life
in more than 100 communities across the state, according to the press release.

New Jersey American Water’s local contractor, CRJ Contracting, will begin
work on or about Oct. 14 and expects to be completed by the end of November,
weather permitting.

Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work outside of those hours is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule. Final street restorations will be completed in the spring of 2021, according to the press release.

All emergency vehicles and local traffic will be allowed access during construction.

New Jersey American Water provides water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people in New Jersey.

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