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NJAW: Barrier Island Restoration Going Well

Service line work, meter replacements progressing

New Jersey American Water Company has reported that its work in the Brick and Toms River sections of the northern barrier island are on track.

While water service has been restored to the mains island wide, some side streets still needed work and service to some homes needed to be restored as residents repopulated.

"Restoration of service lines and water meters in Brick and Toms River is progressing well," the company said in a statement.

As part of the ongoing work in Toms River's Ortley Beach section, NJAW crews will begin using GPS devices to "pre locate" meters, valves and hydrants, the company said.

The one town that does not have water service at all is Mantoloking Borough, due to the fact that sewer lines have not yet been repaired. NJAW said company officials have been told that sewer lines should be fixed by mid-February, at which point water service can be turned on.

For residents whose homes had their valves turned off at the street in the aftermath of the storm, NJAW must come and manually turn the valve back on before service can be restored.

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