Jersey City, February 16, 2012: The Summit Plaza is a four tower, 485 unit residential housing complex located in Jersey City, NJ. The complex also has a large commercial office building and a heated swimming pool. At the center of the complex is the CHP plant which supplies the property with power, heating and cooling.

Grenadier Realty Corp, the management agency for the property, contracted Prestige Plumbing & Heating to resolve an issue concerning a new Public Service Electric and Gas electrical transformer. The transformer was being situated on top of the underground vault through which the 8” water service entered the property. PSE&G was not able to relocate the transformer, so Prestige was asked to come up with a strategy to relocate the water service.

Prestige’s engineers, working closely with Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority, developed a plan to re-route the underground piping to a new, above ground location.   A new backflow prevention device and a new 8” Sensus water meter were installed at the same time. This required a coordinated effort, led by a Prestige Project Manager, in cooperation with the electrical contractor, PSE&G, and JCMUA.

During one phase of the project a crane and operator were brought in to hoist the ¾ ton RPZ’s and other components into position. Smiles broke out as the final device, the 6 foot long water meter, was lowered perfectly into place.

“Through some solid planning and great communication, the job was completed with almost zero impact on the residents and facility”.

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.