New Jersey American Water is preparing to replace approximately 5,600 feet of 6- and 8-inch main with new 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main on Stuyvesant Avenue (from Chestnut Street to Vauxhall Road). The project also includes replacing utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route (see attached photo). These improvements should enhance water service reliability and water flows for
household consumption and fire fighting.
Project Start/End and Work Hours
New Jersey American Water's contractor, Montana Construction, will begin work the week of November 28. Night time work hours will be from 8 p.m. - 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Weather permitting, the project will be completed by the end of February. Final paving and restoration will be completed in the spring of 2017.
- install, disinfect, test and place new main into service
- replace utility-owned service lines and transfer customers to the new main (we'll
notify you if the service line serving your property is replaced and provide you with
- perform final paving and restoration of concrete, driveway, grass and landscaping
Service Impacts/Disruptions: What to Expect
While we interconnect the new main to distribution system: Customers may experience a temporary service interruption while this work is performed. Customers may also experience a slight discoloration of water. If this happens, run the water until it is clear.
Once the new main is installed:
We'll return to connect customers to the new main. This may involve replacing the utility- owned service lines, which is the portion of pipe that extends from the company's main in the street to the company shut off valve (generally located near the curb).
If we're replacing the utility-owned service line at your property:
Typically, there is a 30- and 60-minute interruption of service while the contractor connects the new service line. We'll attempt to notify customers 24 hours in advance. We'll also notify you on the day the service line is replaced with further instructions on how to flush your household plumbing prior to using water. It
is important that you read and follow these instructions.