All the digging in front of the past few days will be good news for residents in Woodbridge and other towns.
That's becaause is replacing water mains that have had a tendency in recent times to burst and disrupt water output.
Some of the old pipes, which date back to 1907, have been due for an overhaul
"We are replacing the water main that's in that area," confirmed Bernadette Sohler, a vice president for Middlesex Water Company which supplies the township's water.
Sohler said that they have had repeated breaks on that main. Some of the 16 inch pipes in Woodbridge are over a century old, she said.
In February, a water main across Amboy Avenue from where the current main is being replaced burst, causing and for homeowners. The high school closed for the day as the water gushed out of a break in the roadway.
The alert affected residents of Fords, Avenel, and Woodbridge Proper as well as the Clara Barton section of Edison.
"Breaks have happened over the past couple of years," Sohler said. "Our engineering studies show that this is the best thing to do to prevent future breaks."