The New Jersey American Water Barrier Island Water Main replacement project is located on the barrier island in northern Ocean County. This project replaces approximately 40,000 feet of water main throughout the townships of Mantoloking, Brick, and Toms River.
The scope of this project includes upgrading and replacing existing water mains throughout these Townships. The majority of streets within the beach communities had smaller diameter water mains, such as 2 inch or 4 inch mains, some of which were old cast iron or asbestos. This project upgrades all mains to 6 inch diameter ductile iron pipe and also includes the replacement of approximately 1200 meter pits and house services that are fed off each main to each residence.
Work included installation of a well point dewatering system along each street, main and service replacements, extensive restoration work at each residence, and milling and paving each street. In addition, NJAW had coordinated with local fire officials and new hydrants were added to the water network and some existing hydrants are being replaced. This will provide better fire fighting capabilities throughout the area.
The project schedule required all of the pipe work to be completed by July 31, 2015 which was a very aggressive schedule and required a minimum of 600 to 700 feet of water main to be installed every day to make the completion schedule. The final asphalt surface course was placed in the fall of 2015 after the required settlement times. The construction work had to be performed with minimal interference and impacts to the communities with the goal of providing continued customer service excellence to the customers of New Jersey American Water.