Middlesex Water Company Announces $11.1 Million Project To Upgrade Water Mains in Carteret and Port Reading Company to also Replace Customer Owned Lead Service Lines
As part of its RENEW 2023 Program, the Company will be replacing water mains, as well as service lines, valves and fire hydrants in the Carteret and Port Reading. These improvements are designed to improve fire flows and overall service quality in the area as the new mains being installed have greater water carrying capacity. RENEW also helps the Company to save water by identifying any existing leaks in the RENEW Project area. Proactively addressing aging infrastructure now – on a planned replacement schedule – reduces the likelihood of future disruptive and costly emergency repairs.
Concurrently, Middlesex will be implementing its “Knocking Out Lead” program to remove any lead or galvanized steel service lines it encounters. As new mains are installed, any lead and galvanized service lines will be replaced with copper service lines at no direct cost to the property owner or tenant.