Water Main Installation, Repair & Replacement  NYC

Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors are at the forefront of all sub-surface water main companies in the 5 boroughs. We have over 95 years experience with water main repairs, replacements and new main installations. We are best known for our ability to handle any size repair or replacement job in your requested time frame and at a cost effective price. From water main repairs to new water main installations, we are your licensed Master Plumber for Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & the Bronx. We specialize in all commercial and residential emergencies and the removal of DEP 3 day notices, while obtaining all of the necessary permits as required for each job.

In the event of an emergency, it helps to have some peace of mind. At Harris Water Main & Sewer, our staff is always ready to answer your call, no matter the hour or the day of the week. With a team of specialists on hand 24/7, 365 days a year, we’re there to tend to your needs. Whether you’ve suffered a leak or an all-out failure of your water service, you can rest assured that you’re in the hands of experts.

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Copper water main installation

Copper water main installation

Ductile iron water main installation

Ductile iron water main installation

Water Main Leaks & DEP 3 Day Notices

It is common for a homeowner to first become aware of a water line leak after noticing a stream of water on the outside of the house, after experiencing low water pressure, or receiving a 3 day notice violation from DEP.  There are several important facts to assist in determining if your pipe is leaking, where the leak is coming from and whether the leak is from your pipe or a surrounding neighbors.  

Read more on locating a water main leak and resolving a DEP 3 day notice violation.

Important Information on Lead and Galvanized Water Mains

If you currently have a damaged lead or galvanized water main, there is only one option in resolving your issue. It is 100% illegal to make a repair on a lead or galvanized pipe; it is also very risky as an old pipe becomes very brittle over time. Attempting to repair a lead pipe may turn what should be a quick repair, into a large and potentially costly emergency.

Lead water line leak
Lead water line leak

Fighting an active leak

Fighting an active Water main break

Water Main Replacement Cost

There are several factors used when estimating the cost of a copper water line replacement.  The primary factors used are:

  • Size of the new pipe
  • Distance of the house to the city water main
  • When the city roadway was most recently paved
  • If a new tap installation is required

Read more on water line replacement cost….

 Watch our step by step video on the water main installation process 

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