Beach Haven Takes First Step in Water Main Replacement


Eric Englund
March 16, 2022
By Eric Englund

A bond ordinance introduced by the Beach Haven Borough Council Monday night kicks off a in depth, extended-time period drinking water main replacement and repairs venture.
The borough will be bonding $950,000 for the operate, which will include mains in areas near  Delaware, Pennsylvania and Pelham avenues and the 300 blocks of Sixth, Seventh and 10th streets.
Borough Manager Sherry Mason stated all those places ended up picked due to the fact of ongoing operate on making new storm-water pump stations and road advancement repairs via point out Department of Transportation grants.
“Since those people roads are by now remaining opened for operate, it produced perception to start off there fairly than have to open them up again at a later date,” she claimed.
Mason claimed the venture will consequence in 3,000 linear feet of h2o mains becoming changed.
“Overall, we’re hunting at eventually changing 80,000 linear toes,” she reported. “Some of all those mains are 80 yrs previous.”
She mentioned the ordinance represents the to start with of five phases of the undertaking, covering somewhere around 30,000 linear toes.
“That is envisioned to be all done by 2026,” stated Mason. “Then there will be more perform which is envisioned to choose us to 2042. The complete price tag is going to be about $15 million.”
A community hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the subsequent normal conference, on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m.  —E.E.

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