Emergency Sewer Replacement In Brooklyn

Sewer Service
June 7, 2010

by David Balkan

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When a Brooklyn Homeowner needs a sewer replacement in Brooklyn due to a DEP “Cease and Desist Order” it is a most distressful situation. Questions race through the Owners head:

  • What type of plumber do I call for a sewer replacement?
  • Will the sewer be fixed in time?
  • Can required DEP sewer inspections be done right away?
  • Will I pay too much for the sewer replacement because I have a violation?
  • Will I be left with a mess in front of my house?

Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service handles situations like this on a routine basis. Since 1952 the property owners of Brooklyn have depended on the expert advice and integrity of this family run company. Balkan provides the correct solution and positive results for Homeowners in distress.

  • Balkan responded to the call and had a representative on-site within one hour.
  • Balkan provided next day sewer service with a full crew and all equipment on site the next morning.
  • By the end of the 2nd work day the sewer replacement was complete all DEP and DOT permits secured, and with all DEP inspections completed.
  • Because of Balkans ‘Uniform Pricing Policy’ the Homeowners paid the usual low rates that Balkan charges to all of its Clients.
  • On the morning of the 3rd day of work the cement work was completely restored, the roadway was repaved, and the entire property was left broom clean.

The end result of this Brooklyn sewer emergency was a professional installation at a fair price and another satisfied Balkan customer.


courtesy of wikipedia

Brooklyn is New York City’s most populous borough with 2.5 million residents, and second largest in area. It is also the western most county on Long Island.

Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan).

Brooklyn was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898, and continues to maintain a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.

The Brooklyn Bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge

Some Brooklyn History: The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the area on the western end of Long Island, then largely inhabited by a Native American people, the Lenape (often erroneously referred to by the Lenape place-name, “Canarsee”, in contemporary colonial documents). The first Dutch settlements, established in 1634, were called Midwout (Midwood) and Flatbush (Vlacke Bos). The Dutch also purchased land during the 1630s from the Mohawks in present-day Gowanus, Red Hook, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Bushwick. The Village of Breuckelen, named for Breukelen in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands, was authorized by the Dutch West India Company in 1646; it became the first true municipality in what is now New York State. At the time, Breuckelen was part of New Netherland. Other villages which were later incorporated into Brooklyn were Boswijk (Bushwick), Nieuw Utrecht (New Utrecht), and Nieuw Amersfoort (Flatlands). A few houses and cemeteries still bear witness to the Dutch origins of the borough of Brooklyn.

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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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