Category: Department of Environmental Protection

Alerting the DEP to Foundation Work

Local Law 65 of 2018 was passed to regulate how deep your building's foundation can be before you need government approval. This law comes into effect next year, in 2019. You must let the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) know about the proposed occurrence at least 30 business days prior if the depth of the ...

Is Your Building Required to have a Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow is when the water in a plumbing system flows in the incorrect direction. This is unsafe, due to water that has already been contaminated interacting with water that is meant to be clean. Prevention devices don’t allow the water that has already flowed through to go back the wrong Way. Where are backflow devices ...