Water Main Replacement, Emergency Service In NYC

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June 11, 2010

by David Balkan


Balkan excavation equipment.An emergency water main replacement in NYC on a fire sprinkler service requires immediate service. To maintain fire protection the service has to be repaired while the new water main replacement was being performed. Excavation has to be expertly performed to avoid any utility damage and traffic flow has to be maintained in a safe manner. Even when the site is left unattended at the end of a workday careful attention has to be made that pedestrians and vehicles alike are not in any danger. NYC DOT work stipulations have to be strictly adhered to, and the water main installation has to pass NYC DEP inspection. Hiring the wrong water main contractor could have severe ramifications.

Water main installation in Manhattan.When a property owner on 5th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan had to make a hiring decision they chose Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service. Balkan was able to mobilize and repair the service the next morning on a Friday, and continue on Saturdays to perform the water main replacement as per the NYC DOT permit stipulations.

water main workers.Fire protection was maintained throughout the water main installation process, and all work was performed to strict adherence to NYC DEP code and NYC DOT requirements. When the DOT requested that work be performed in an expedited manner due to the work being on an upcoming parade route for the Hare Krishna, Balkan complied at no additional charge to the Client. Going above and beyond what is expected is routine for Balkan.

Balkan prides itself on results, not promises. For over 50 years Balkans level of service is unparalleled throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.


%th Avenue street sign.Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA. The section of Fifth Avenue between 34th Street and 59th Street is one of the premier shopping streets in the world. Fifth Avenue serves as a symbol of wealthy New York and is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive streets in the world. The “most expensive street in the world” moniker changes depending on currency fluctuations and local economic conditions from year to year. For several years starting in the mid-1990s, the shopping district between 49th and 57th Streets was ranked as having the world’s most expensive retail spaces on a cost per square foot basis. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Fifth Avenue as being the most expensive Plaza Hotelstreet in the world.

Fifth Avenue originates at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and runs northwards through the heart of Midtown, along the eastern side of Central Park, where it forms the boundary of the Upper East Side and through Harlem, where it terminates at the Harlem River at 142nd Street. Traffic crosses the river on the Madison Avenue Bridge. Fifth Avenue serves as the dividing line for house numbering in Manhattan. It separates, for example, East Fifty-ninth Street from West Fifty-ninth Street. From this zero point for street addresses, numbers increase in both directions as one moves away from Fifth Avenue, with 1 West Fifty-ninth Street on the corner at Fifth Avenue, and 300 West Fifty-ninth Street located three blocks to the west of it.

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David Balkan

David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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