Awarded for Action on Old Water Pipes
New Jersey Alliance for Action presents award to New Jersey American Water
VOORHEES, N.J. -- May 16, 2013
With 15 percent of its nearly 9,000 miles of water and sewer mains approaching
100 years old and needing rehabilitation or replacement, New Jersey American
Water is turning to new technology to make old pipes like new again. For its
innovative work to rehabilitate more a 90 year-old pipeline in West Orange,
the company received the New Jersey Action Alliance’s 2013 Distinguished
The New Jersey American Water project involved the cleaning and lining of more
than 1,600 feet of water main that was installed in the 1920s. The inside of
the six-inch diameter, unlined cast iron pipe was cleaned of sediment that had
built up internally over time and then lined with 3M Scotchkote Liner, a
durable epoxy coating that strengthens the pipe from within and adds decades
to the pipe’s useful life.
“We are honored to receive this award from the New Jersey Alliance for
Action,” said Suzanne Chiavari, vice president of engineering for New Jersey
American Water. “Ultimately, the advances that we used in our engineering
practices benefit our customers and help us bring reliable water service to
the state’s residents and businesses.”
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE:
AWK) is the investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality
and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million
people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the
company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide
drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14
million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More
information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
New Jersey American Water
Peter A. Eschbach, 856-782-2316
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