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Work On A Wet Tap Requires Skill And Expertise

Work On A Wet Tap Requires Skill And Expertise

A wet tap refers to the actual connection on the main line that is used to connect to each water service line. Water service lines can also be referred to as feeder lines. Almost all water service line repairs and replacements involve working on the line itself, but...

Manhattan Water Main Work Requires Skill And Expertise

Manhattan Water Main Work Requires Skill And Expertise

Manhattan water main work is the most complicated to perform in the five boroughs of NYC. Its water supply system is comprised of the oldest pipes and service lines in NYC. In addition, because it is the most congested Borough, many service line connections are...

A water service line replacement with surprises

A water service line replacement with surprises

Water service line replacement work naturally takes place primarily underground. So there can always be some surprises and unique situations. More than their fair share of the surprises seem to take place in the former Jamaica Water Supply and Woodhaven Water Supply...

Ductile Iron Water Main Installed On Emergency Basis

Ductile Iron Water Main Installed On Emergency Basis

Recently a 6" water main providing fire protection for a large office building snapped under the floor of the building. Simultaneously a second break occurred near the property line.  A new ductile iron water main would be required, but in the meantime the water had...

Putting A Wet Tap In A Water Main Requires Skill

Putting A Wet Tap In A Water Main Requires Skill

Installing a wet tap into a City water main in NYC is performed by highly trained and skilled DEP field forces. Specialized tools and equipment are used to install a wet tap connection for a water service line. More specifically a tapping machine (typically a Mueller...

Underground Water Line Leak Causes Flooded Basement

Underground Water Line Leak Causes Flooded Basement

An underground water line leak can be difficult to diagnose. When it is slowly moving across the floor of your finished basement floor it can be stressful as well. That was the predicament for a homeowner in Middle Village, which is located in Queens, NY. To add to...