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Underdrain repair during the York Road Water Main Replacement Project.

MOUNT LAUREL >> The Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority has announced the completion of the water main replacement project on York Road.

Pavement restoration took place this spring, thereby finalizing the $313,000 project. This area was one of many targeted for rehabilitation or replacement in the short term.

“Timing of the replacement was determined by using our Asset Management Program,” stated Pamela Carolan, Executive Director of the authority.

In the fall of 2018, the Authority contracted with Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Inc. of Pitman, NJ to replace 1,200 feet of water main, install new water connections for 22 homes, and repave the entire roadway from curb to curb. The existing cast iron pipe (CIP) water main was replaced with cement lined ductile iron pipe (CLDIP) including cathodic protection to prolong the life of the new piping to over 100 years.

The authority also repaired a section of Mount Laurel Township’s underdrain system during this project. Authority Chairwoman, Cheryl Coco-Capri noted, “Including the underdrain repair and roadway paving while the authority was performing the water main work saved Mount Laurel Township over $50,000.”

The authority continues to use funds from its Capital Improvement Budget to target and rehabilitate or replace infrastructure throughout the town. The next scheduled water main replacement will take place during the fall of 2019 on Saint David Drive.

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