SUEZ is getting to work in South Toms River on a $1.5 million investment to replace 1.5 miles of aging water pipes, 8 fire hydrants and over 50 individual water service lines, the company announced on Friday afternoon.

The project will begin later this month to build up the water quality to the and improve water pressure which will also help ensure firefighters.

“This project is part of a comprehensive effort to improve service throughout our area by building resilient, sustainable water systems that customers can rely on for many years to come,” Jim Mastrokalos, SUEZ Director of Operations, said in a statement.

SUEZ will upgrade the aging water pipes, installed back in the 1950s, with new 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch ductile iron pipe along Dover Road, Flint Road and Main Street.

“We are pleased to serve the local community and will do our best to ensure the project moves along according to schedule. If residents see our crews working in the street, we kindly ask that they stand at least 10 feet away from the work site so that everyone’s health and safety is protected," Mastrokalos said.

SUEZ said they will keep customers posted as the project moves forward including times when there may be brief interruptions of water service or traffic detours and lane shifts.

They expect to complete the project, including milling and paving, by late December and final restoration should be done by the spring.

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