Aqua New Jersey (Aqua) has completed the painting of two major storage tanks in Lawrenceville, Mercer County and Hardyston Township, Sussex County as part of its 2014 infrastructure improvement program that includes facilities and pipe upgrades throughout the state.

Crews painted the 1.8 million gallon steel standpipe in Lawrenceville Township at a cost of $350,000. The project included a full blast of the interior of the tank to remove the old paint before applying a new coat. The exterior of the tank required only a touch-up of the existing paint. The tank was erected in 1987.

A 30-year-old, 100,000-gallon steel tank in Hardyston had a full interior and exterior blast and painting at a cost of $160,000.

Storage tanks are a key part of the water distribution system and in both cases, allow for fire protection and ensure reliability during planned and unplanned service interruptions.

Aqua New Jersey provides water and wastewater service to more than 165,000 people in 22 municipalities throughout Warren, Hunterdon, Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties in the Garden State. Visit for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.

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