Water Main Project Coming to a Close
Local leaders will joined residents to mark the end of the long-running water main construction that has impacted Middletown (and the surrounding areas).
Mayor Anthony P. Fiore, Fire Chief Andrew Spears and representatives of New Jersey American Water Company gathered at the Lincroft Firehouse on Newman Springs Road to offer remarks for the official wrap up of the utility company's construction project. The event featured brief remarks, low-water gardening tips from Gold Coast Landscaping and a barbecue.
As part of the event, visitors had the opportunity to sign the last pipe of the water main (approximately 18 feet long, weighing two tons) The signed pipe will be added as the final portion of the project.
The $20 million project, which began in 2008, ran 24 and 36-inch ductile pipe approximately 10 miles along Middletown/Lincroft Road. The project was initiated to replace systems installed in the 1950s, making it possible for the community to achieve peak demand as high as 80 million gallons of water per day. The project is expected to be complete by month's end.
“The water main construction has clearly imposed a lot of inconvenience on the residents of Middletown,” Mayor Fiore said. “The updated infrastructure and additional capacity we will now enjoy is the reward for everyone’s patience, and this event is the opportunity to breathe a sigh of relief and thank everyone for their patience and support.”
Mayor Tony Fiore, Committeewoman Stephanie Murray with her children Skylar and Gavin and Committeeman Gerry Scharfenberger sign the one the last pieces of pipe that will be installed.