Improving the infrastructure at historic Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

“We worked closely with the site planners to mitigate the problems associated with elevation changes”

In November of 2013, Prestige Plumbing and Heating, Inc. was contracted to install new 12” and 15” storm drains with catch basins at Fort Wadsworth, an active United States military installation.   The site, which sits in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, is the staging area for the New York City Marathon.  The new underground service, which is situated beneath a parking lot, was designed to gradually transfer excess storm water to a detention system, where it is gradually released in easily tolerated quantities.

A second phase of the project was the installation of 500’ of an 8” diameter sanitary line with three manholes. Field supervisor Robert Borrazzo noted, “ to accommodate unforeseen elevation changes, special features, including a drop manhole, were incorporated into the design.”   An oil/water separator, as well as a grit separator were also installed, so that pollutants like oil and grit cannot be introduced into the city’s water system.

As is customary for Prestige, the project was completed on time, under budget, and with little disturbance to the activities at the location.   Prestige Plumbing and Heating, Inc. has been providing expert craftsmanship and mechanical solutions to the metropolitan tri-state area for more than ten years.

Headquartered in Staten Island, NY, Prestige Plumbing & Heating Inc has been providing expert craftsmanship and mechanical solutions to the metropolitan tri-state area for more than ten years.