Home Sewer & Water Disconnect in NYC

Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors has been has been performing house sewer disconnects, water main and sprinkler disconnects for all types of building demolition, in NYC and its five boroughs for over 95 years. Our office understands the importance of working on a deadline and the need for the sewer and water disconnected before the remainder of your demolition is completed.  Each project is assigned a “project leader” within our office. The project leader will serve as your main point of contact, to ensure that we’ll complete the project with industry-approved quality standards.

You can trust Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors to work on the house sewer, house water or sprinkler disconnect after obtaining all the necessary NYC DEP permits required by NYC.  Once we have obtained a permission letter from the homeowner giving authorization for the contractor to permanently disconnect the water and/or the sewer line, we can start and complete assigned jobs within 24 hours.  With the assistance of our in-house team assigned to working on your project, you can be sure that our house sewer disconnect or house water main disconnect service won’t get in the way of your own deadlines.  Your “project leader” will also work on obtaining NYC DEP sign-offs as soon as your job has passed all of the required inspections.

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Plugging water service

Plugging water service

Digging for sewer plug

Digging for sewer plug

Many of our satisfied customers can attest to the quality of our disconnection service in NYC. So if you’re looking for a prompt and efficient house sewer, house water or sprinkler disconnect solution, trust only the professionals from Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors.

What is the difference in-between “disconnecting” & “turning off” a water or sewer service?

Most sewer disconnects are completed at the curb which differs from a water service which are usually disconnected in the roadway.  Once the curb is excavated down to the sewer line, the pipe is broken and concrete is poured into the pipe.  This allows the possibility of usage if the future homeowner wants to reconnect the old sewer service instead of installing a new one from scratch.

There is a major misconception when it comes to turning off a water service vs. disconnecting or plugging a water service. When you disconnect a water service you are permanently disconnecting your water service. The work is completed in such a way, that the connection to the city tap is physically cut off making the service 100% unusable for any future use.

 New tap connection on city main

New tap connection on city main

New wet connection

New wet connection

Turning off a water service is when the water service is closed at the point where the valve is drilled into the water main; this is known as the tap connection.

Once the proper inspections are passed and signed-off the NYC Water Registry stops billing the location as there are no more functional or existing services.

The advantage to “turning off” your water service is for when you have to restore the premises, you will not have to do any architectural filing, in most cases. The disadvantage is that the property would continue to be billed by the water department

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