NJ American Water Reports More Than $432M in System Investments in 2021

Camden-based New Jersey American Water has announced that more than $432 million was invested on system upgrades and important improvement projects across the company’s service areas throughout 2021.

“Our goal at New Jersey American Water is to provide safe, reliable water and wastewater service to all of our customers,” said Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water. “From source to tap and back to the source again, our team of professionals works hard to maintain our facilities to keep them operating efficiently, meeting regulatory standards and delivering high quality water and wastewater service.”

NJ American Water Reports More Than 2M in System Investments in 2021

Each year, New Jersey American Water invests millions of dollars in its infrastructure, which includes both maintenance and upgrades to its treatment systems and distribution, or pipeline, system. This includes regular maintenance and upgrades to treatment plants, tanks, pump stations, miles of pipe, water mains, fire hydrants and metering equipment.

For 2021, system improvement highlights include:

  • Fire Hydrants: The company replaced 548 fire hydrants and 2430 valves, an approximately $16.3 million investment.
  • Service Lines: New Jersey American Water replaced 9,006 service lines; an investment totaling approximately $31.7 million.
  • Tanks/Storage: New Jersey American Water rehabilitated four water tanks and conducted detailed inspections on 109 tanks, an investment totaling approximately $9.5 million.
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