Prestige Contracted for Backflow Preventer Installations
“…and quickly received DEP approval for the design.”

New York City, January 10, 2012: Located at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 96th Street, The Axton is a 28 story high- rise residence housing 229 apartments. The building is managed by Grenadier Realty Corp., one of the city’s largest property management firms.

Upon receiving a warning notice from the Department of Environmental Protection, Grenadier Realty Corp. contracted Prestige Plumbing & Heating to bring the property into full compliance with the new regulations. Because the water main room also housed other equipment, including water pressure booster pumps, space was limited.

A plan was developed by Prestige’s engineers and Project Managers to vertically stack the devices in a compact manner while insuring the devices were easily accessible for maintenance and testing. Prestige submitted the drawings to the city agencies and quickly received DEP approval for the design.

Backflow protection was required for both the domestic and fire sprinkler water services. The domestic service was fitted with a Reduced Pressure Zone device (RPZ), while a Double Check Detector Assembly (DCDA) was installed on the fire suppression service. Two service shut downs were scheduled during non-peak hours to minimize any negative impact to the building residents.

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.