Water Main Installations & Repairs

Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors are at the forefront of all sub-surface water main companies in the 5 boroughs. We have over 100 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.

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  neighbors pipe.  

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

Harry Water Main is an excellent company and does great work. If you have a water main break, look no further. They are fast and responsive.
Marc B
Marc B
18:27 05 Feb 19
Recently used Harris Sewer after my insurance company denied a claim for my broken sewer. They claimed the pipe was back pitched and not covered under warranty. I received several estimates from private firms who were all trying to either sell me an entire new sewer or trying to charge me an exorbitant amount of money.Finally I was referred to Harris who advised that they could repair just a section of the pipe if we were able to identify where the back pitch was located which was later provided by the insurance company.Long story short, the work was completed with a DEP inspection and all in one day. Thank you Harris Sewer!read more
David Oragano
David Oragano
01:32 05 Feb 19
I was on the brink of disaster two days ago when my water main cracked and water was leaking back into my house. I called Harris who calmly walked me through the process to completing the work and even better, had the worked completed the very same day. I really want to thank the entire staff for being so professional when I may have been excited and keeping composure. Thank you!!read more
Talya Bernhart
Talya Bernhart
23:01 23 Jan 19
Before I moved into my house in Brooklyn 5 years ago, the inspector advised me to replace the sewer and water lines going from the street to the house. (At that time, it still had the original lead water pipe from 1902, when the house was built!) I'm so glad that someone referred me to Harris. They did a most excellent, totally professional job. This is not one of those fly-by-night companies (so prevalent in Brooklyn) that are more intent on avoiding paying their business taxes than on doing a good job. It was amazing to see, but this company does this every day and they really know their stuff! I recommend them without reservation.read more
Shoshke-Rayzl Yuni
Shoshke-Rayzl Yuni
21:05 06 Jan 19
We had a broken sewer pipe. From the very beginning they were very professional. They came out and gave us a quote. They called to schedule a day for the job. They showed up on time and got the job done. They came back at a later date and repaved the road in front of our house. I was impressed when they followed up with a thank you for service and a copy of our full paid invoice. I did not expect this type of treatment. Usually after the job is done the consumer usually hears nothing from the business. Overall, I am satisfied with the job. I only pray that where they replaced will not have any future problems.read more
Djah Wyn
Djah Wyn
17:20 03 Jan 19
These guys were on point and worked on my property super quick. I had a main pipe coming from the street going into the property break down on a HOLIDAY 3 DAY WEEKEND. These guys filed for city permits asap and worked on my property efficiently. The whole team was very professional and courteous. If I ever need help again, I'll be reaching out to them for sure.read more
Leonardo Molina
Leonardo Molina
05:47 22 Dec 18
I received a 3 day notice from DEP and contacted Harris Water Main. They were recommended by a close friend that works with the city. Harris immediately put me at ease and said they would take care of everything. They got all the permits and did the work within the 3 days. I would definitely recommend Harris Water.read more
Aurea Zeiders
Aurea Zeiders
13:58 10 Oct 18
I was fairly upset when I got a 3-day notice from the city about my leaking water main, in fact i really didn't know what to do. I called my regular plumbers, but they said they weren't equipped to do this job. Thankfully they referred me to Harris. We quickly got an appointment scheduled for them to come out and take a look. Once I got the estimate and paid the deposit, they took over, getting all permits and applications, handling the 3-day notice, etc. I didn't need to lift another finger. The job itself was big and messy and loud, but I don't think there's any other way to repair something buried in the sidewalk and your driveway. I was impressed with their speed and efficiency. They got here first thing in the morning and the primary job was done before close of business. Two other crews came by in the following days to do the final repair on the road and my driveway. In all, getting the notice was super stressful and no one likes to pay a bunch of money out of the blue, but given that there was no way out except to fix it, Harris gave me a ton of peace of mind and took the job completely off my plate. I would definitely use them again.read more
Scott Alexander
Scott Alexander
17:12 09 Oct 18
When I got a three day notice from the city, I knew that I needed to find someone who could come ASAP to fix the issue or else the water would be shut off. I turned to Harris water main and Sewer contractors for help. They came within a few days to assess the site and the problem and sent a team to come fix it pretty soon. They finished the job pretty quickly and cleaned up any residue from the work and made it look just like before the construction took place. I am really grateful for Harris to be able to come as soon as they did and in doing such a great job.read more
Jeff Lin
Jeff Lin
14:58 30 Aug 18