VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
According to New Jersey American Water’s Senior Director of Operations Carmen Tierno, the company’s capital program in Burlington County is designed to: replace and renew aging water infrastructure; advance water treatment for improved quality; and reduce risk. Tierno spoke at the Burlington County Alliance for Action meeting on infrastructure Tuesday in Mt. Laurel.
New Jersey American Water is investing millions of dollars in multiple projects across its Burlington County service area, which includes 25 municipalities. Tierno detailed several of these projects for the audience, pointing out schedules, costs and benefits to customers, as well as the risks of doing nothing. “Last year, we installed nearly seven miles of new water main in the county, at a cost of about $5.6 million,” said Tierno. “We plan on doing about the same amount this year.”
"It's good to see the investments that New Jersey American Water is making," said NJ Alliance for Action President Phil Beachem. "Not only will this continue our access to clean reliable water service, but they are instrumental in generating both jobs and revenue in the state."
New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (AWK), is the largest 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 more than 6,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 40 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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