New Jersey American Water announced the construction of a booster station and rechlorination facility in Mantua Township. The project will provide service in East Greenwich Township, Mantua Township, Pitman Borough and part of Harrison Township.Â. Because New Jersey American Water has a strong commitment to supporting the regional water supply now and in the future in Southern New Jersey, the station will also enable service to other growing water needs in Gloucester County, including Glassboro, Elk Township, and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University.
The water source for the $2.5 million project will be the Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant. New Jersey American Water built the Delaware River intake, water treatment plant and over 50 miles of transmission main in response to the over-pumped Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer. Since the regional water system went on-line in 1996, numerous interconnections have been constructed and operated in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties to support the water needs for many local area water purveyors.
The booster station will provide for the delivery of adequate flows and pressures to areas in Southern and Western Gloucester County, while the rechlorination system will maintain water quality for existing and future water users in the area.
Construction is to begin at the end of August and is expected to be completed in early 2006.