After Super Storm Sandy, Ortley Beach's Water System Revived


After Super Storm Sandy, Ortley Beach's Water System Revived

New Jersey American Water Replaces Thousands of Feet of Water Mains

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Ortley Beach works to come back stronger after suffering damage from Hurricane Sandy last fall, the shore community's water infrastructure has been rebuilt and is ready to provide water service during the town's continued rebuilding.

Earlier this month, New Jersey American Water completed installation of more than two miles of water mains, replacing more than 50 year-old unlined, cast-iron pipes with new ductile iron pipes. The new mains were constructed along the beachfront, west of Bay Boulevard from Tunny Ave. to Cove Ct. The $2 million recovery project replaced valves and fire hydrants, and enhanced service by upgrading mains from four inches in diameter to six and eight inches in diameter to provide increased water pressure, improved water quality, and better fire protection.

"While there still remains much to do in areas along the shore, we're pleased that water service has been fully restored and we are encouraged that Ortley Beach will be even better than it was pre-Super Storm Sandy," said Steve Schmitt, New Jersey American Water vice president of operations.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYS: 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

New Jersey American Water
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