NJAW Leonardo Main Replacement Project

New Jersey American Water (NJAW) is replacing over four miles of aging cast iron water main (that was installed as far back as the 1930s) with new 6- and 8-inch ductile iron main along all or portions of the following streets in Leonardo: 

  • Appleton Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue
  • Bay Avenue
  • Bellevue Avenue
  • Brevent Avenue
  • Broadway Avenue
  • Burlington Avenue
  • Center Avenue
  • Concord Avenue
  • Florence Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue
  • Hamilton Avenue
  • Monmouth Avenue
  • Raritan Avenue
  • Ridgewood Avenue
  • Thompson Avenue
  • Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Viola Avenue
  • Washington Avenue

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The project also includes replacing approximately 20 fire hydrants and 250 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. NJAW will also be installing meter pits at the curb area of properties where none exist. After installation, all that will be visible is a 15-inch circular cover that will be flush with the ground. The project will improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household use and firefighting.

Read more information about the project. (PDF)

Project Timeline

Work is scheduled to begin early September and is expected to be completed within one year, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 7 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours is not expected unless required to maintain project schedule. Final street restorations is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.


Contact NJAW at leonardoproject@amwater.com or call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-272-1325 from 7 AM - 7 PM, Monday through Friday.