American Water, the largest water service provider in the state, is committed to providing high quality, reliable water and wastewater service and fire protection to its nearly 2.7 million customers around the clock. Each year, the company invests approximately $350 million—close to $1 million a day—to upgrade and maintain 8,900 miles of pipeline, dozens of water treatment facilities and hundreds of storage tanks and booster pumping stations located throughout the state that serve as the backbone of its system.
Since 2015, New Jersey American Water has spent more than $868 million in water and wastewater pipe renewal or replacement projects and other critical infrastructure upgrades. Recent system improvements include upgrades to the Jumping Brook, Swimming River, Delaware River, Canoe Brook and Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plants, as well as the expansion of the Oak Glen Water Treatment Facility.
The company also completed the construction of an iron removal facility in Toms River for improved water quality and a flood protection project at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Facility to ensure continued sustainability of this critical water supply for seven counties across Central New Jersey.
Additionally, New Jersey American Water has installed, replaced and rehabilitated more than 200 miles of aging water mains, as well as thousands of service lines, valves and hydrants—achieving the level of investment specified by New Jersey’s recently approved Water Quality and Accountability Act.