NYC DEP Notices, Broken Water Main

NYC DEP Notice Service

If you require a rapid and experienced response to any city issued violation, emergency service on NYC DEP Violations and DEP notifications is available 24/7/365.

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After-hours calls or weekend calls receive the same level of service at no additional charge. Site visits and estimates are given FREE of charge and at no obligation.

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We're available every day of the year to help you with 3- and 10-day notices from the New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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All of your NYC DEP notice repairs must be completed by a licensed outdoor plumber. Thankfully for you, we are just that and have decades of experience working beneath the streets of NY.

Who Is Responsible For Sewer & Water Lines?

In the city of New York, if you are a property owner, you are responsible for the sewer and water pipes that connect your building to the mains under the street.

If an issue with your pipes is found, you will be served a water notice, be fined and/or have your water service cancelled if you do not have it repaired.

3-Day DEP Notices

The Department of Environmental Protection serves a property owner with a 3-day notice when a leak is found during road construction or inspection. The property owner has 3 business days from the day they received the notice to hire a licensed plumber and complete the sewer or water main repair.

If repairs aren’t made within the allotted timeframe, they will be fined and receive a 10-day shutoff notice for their water service.

10-Day DEP Notices

The DEP serves 10-day notices if a property owner fails to have their sewer repairs completed for their original 3-day notice. At this point, only a licensed plumber can get you an extension.

If your issue is not fixed within the 10 day window, the DEP may return to destroy the tap and will only reestablish your water connection once they get confirmation that the repair has been completed.

Licensed Outdoor Plumber

Per the guidelines, all Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) notice repairs must be completed by a licensed outdoor plumber.

According to The Official Website of the City of New York, “a licensed outdoor plumber is a plumber who is licensed by the Department of Buildings to make repairs on pipes beneath the ground.”

Licensed outdoor plumbers will know how to make the necessary subsurface repairs and work directly with DEP to ensure all permits and inspections are taken care of.

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How We Handle DEP Notices

Balkan utilizes tried-and-true process and a uniform pricing policy to ensure you get the best possible price and quality.

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  • Max was incredibly thorough, polite, efficient, and knowledgeable. As a new homeowner, I had a lot of questions that he was ready and willing to answer. He also offered me a lot of advice about general maintenance that was extremely helpful and also suggested other services that I should purchase to protect my sewer system. I could not have asked for a better experience; it was simply terrific on all counts.

  • Joseph L. Balkan Inc. exceeded all my expectations. From the time they arrived to the time that they left. They were just so so thorough in asking, answering & explaining what caused my leak as well as the resolution. They were definitely knowledgeable & courteous, Their manner was kind & caring (they were mindful about protecting our floors). I would & will highly recommend anyone to use Joseph L. Balkan Inc if they want to be assured to have Peace Of Mind that the job at hand will be be done and done well. I Am One Happy Customer!

  • John is the most professional and courteous plumber I have ever hired. He came and took care of the clog for me right away. He also taught me a few things about plumbing. I can tell John is the MVP on your team.

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DEP Notice Resources

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NYC DEP Notification: Balkan Is Your Plumbing Expert & Ally

Every year thousands on New Yorkers receive a NYC DEP Notificiation concerning a defect on their water man or house sewer line. In the vast majority of these cases the DEP Notice is correct, and there is in fact a defect or a leak. But what about in the cases when the DEP is wrong?

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Why You Should Call Balkan If You Get Served A DEP Notice

We are known for our competency and experience operating underneath the streets and sidewalks of the NYC metro area. With Balkan, get the quality of service you need, the courtesy you expect and the price you desire.
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