J.F. Kiely Construction Co. Uses
Directional Drill to Install Sewer
Main for the Lions, Tigers and
Zebras at the Cape May County
Park & Zoo
On May 13, 2009 J.F. Kiely Construction Co. won a public
bid partially funded by the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection to install underground utilities.
These underground utilities included 5,000 feet of 8”
irrigation water main, 2,500 feet of 4” sanitary forced main
and 2,000 feet of conduit. The restoration portion of the
project included paving, as well as topsoil and seeding.
The irrigation portion of the project provides the athletic
fields with water, the forced sanitary main provides sewer
services for the employees as well as to some of the 500
animals living at the Zoo. Finally, the conduit will assist the
Zoo in finalizing their own Internet network.
The Cape May County Park and Zoo is open 364 days a
year (Closed Christmas) and has no admission fee. There
you can explore 85 acres of maintained exhibits, which
include mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.
“Although the original bid called for open trenching we
value engineered the project and determined that not only
would directional drilling be more productive, but also less
expensive,” said John M. Kiely, President of J.F. Kiely
J.F. Kiely Construction Co. offers utility customers a
diversified list of services including the installation of gas,
water, electric and sewer. Founded in 1952, J.F. Kiely’s
client roster includes New Jersey Natural Gas Company,
South Jersey Industries, American Water Company and
Jersey Central Power and Light.
J.F. Kiely employs more then 200 professionals throughout
New Jersey. Its specialties include directional drilling,
high-pressure tapping, pipe welding and plastic fusion.