The owners of Joseph L. Balkan Inc. continually update the following resources page to provide consumers the website links, PDF’s and information required to make an informed decision. See below for Useful Links & Downloads, Exemptions, Quality Control & AMR, and Related Articles.
We hope you will choose Balkan for your next water main or sewer service needs. If you don’t find the information you require below, you can obtain further information about NYC sewer and water main installation and repair work via our 24/7 online form or call us at (718) 849-0900. With over 60 years of experience in the field Balkan is the right place to find the right answer.
Sewer & Water Main Exemptions
Here is general information of what is required to apply for an exemption from water and sewer charges with the NYC DEP. There is an application that must be filled out and submitted to the DEP for processing. Along with the application is a required documents checklist to help in knowing what documents to submit with your application. Read more at the NYC Department of Transportation website resources page.
Sewer Quality Control Application
Businesses that need to discharge to the Citys sewer system must comply with the Sewer Use Regulations established in Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) Chapter 19. Read more at the NYC Department of Transportation website resources page.
Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
The NYC DEP is automating its water meter reading capabilities to increase billing accuracy and provide customers with the tools they need to better manage their water usage. The Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system consists of small, low-power radio transmitters connected to individual water meters that send daily readings to a network of rooftop receivers throughout the city. In most cases, the transmitters will be placed where water meter remote receptacles are currently located. The AMR receivers will be part of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN).
This new AMR technology will send accurate readings to a computerized billing system up to four times a day and will largely eliminate the need for estimated bills. Since it is an automated system, AMR eliminates the need for meter reading personnel to visit customer properties. Read more at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection page.
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