NJAW's contractor, JAS Group, will begin excavating small “test holes” around each home's shutoff valve near the curb the week of 2/6/23. This work is a pre-requisite of the overall project in order to verify the condition and material of each service line (lateral) between the main and the shutoff valve. NJAW will be placing notifications on residents' doors on 2/2/23 and 2/3/23. Princeton and NJAW will be scheduling a neighborhood pre-construction meeting before the end of February.
In March 2023, New Jersey American Water will begin a project to replace the aging 6” water main on Loomis Court with a new 8” water main as part of the New Jersey American Water Company's 2023 Capital Improvement Program. This project is being undertaken to improve water service reliability, water quality, and improve water volume to hydrants for firefighting purposes. More information will be distributed to the residents of Loomis Court containing all the details of the project prior to the project commencing.
All water main and service lateral work is complete as of December 2022. Roadway resurfacing will take place in Spring of 2023.
As part of the New Jersey American Water Company's 2022 Capital Improvement Program, NJAW's contractor, Alpha Utility Contractors will be replacing water mains and individual service laterals, to the curb line, in the municipal right of way on the Dodds Lane and Baker Court. A total of 5,400 feet of water main and services 70 transfer services are scheduled for replacement.
The existing water mains on the above-mentioned streets are near the end of their lifecycle. Old unlined cast iron water mains build up deposits that lead to discoloration, taste and odor issues and reduced fire flows to fire hydrants. These older pipes tend to fail, causing water main breaks. In order for NJAW to provide high-quality, reliable water service, the contractor will be:
- Replacing the water main in the street with new 8" ductile iron cement lined water main
- Replace individual house service laterals to the curb line / edge of pavement
- Install water meter chambers near the curb line / edge of pavement where applicable for each residence
- Restore all disturbed area including roadway resurfacing