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New Jersey American Water – Lead Service Line Replacement Program in OC


Attention Ocean City Residents: Still need help identifying and reporting the material of your water service lines? Be on the lookout for New Jersey American Water contractors from CDM Smith canvassing in your neighborhood or schedule an appointment directly with us!

Follow this link to learn more and make an appointment today: https://bit.ly/45cJbIj

Canvassing for Lead Service Line Replacement Program Begins in Ocean City

New Jersey American Water will be launching our Lead Service Line Replacement Program in Ocean City with support of our qualified contractor, CDM Smith, beginning in June. The first part of this program is to inspect and identify the material of our customers’ water service line.

Diagram blue background.pngThe service line is the pipe that connects your home to the water main in the street. A portion of the service line to your residence is owned by New Jersey American Water, while the homeowner owns the other portion. (See Diagram)

To help identify the material of the customer-side service line, our qualified contractor, CDM Smith, will be canvassing and performing in-house inspections. Customers are encouraged to schedule an appointment online or by calling the CDM Smith team at 732-590-4700.

If you know the material of your service line or would prefer to self identify the material to us, please use our online mapping tool. Additional information can be found online here.

At New Jersey American Water, providing safe, reliable water service is our top priority. Each year, we invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our water infrastructure so that we can continue to provide safe and reliable water service to you. In July 2021, New Jersey enacted a law that requires all water providers to replace utility-owned and customer-owned lead service lines by 2031. While the company routinely tests for lead in drinking water and works to meet standards for lead through the use of corrosion inhibitors, we are committed to meeting this goal of replacing all lead service lines by the deadline.

For any questions please reach out to our contractor at NJAWLead@cdmsmith.com or by calling 732-590-4700.