my home destroyed in supper storm sandy after spending a lot of money to get it
rebuilt I'm having an issue with sand coming in the clean water pipes all my
pipes are new and I had to sink in a water pit outside the home Had two plumbers
in to try to find out how the sand is getting into the clean water pipes they
have no clue as there are no leaks called the city and they said it not at
there end this has destroyed a new on demand hot water heater and a brand new
washer worried about the affects of drinking water cleaning and cooking with
the water we use bottle water for these thing s worried the cost of paying for
permits and digging up the street and redoing pipes who can I turn to for
HAS anyone had this problem
replying to Stormin Mormon , want safe water wrote:
Its an on Demand hot water heater which I love it has been destroyed by the
sand ,sand is now in the fresh water line and every one doesn't understand where
its coming from the city says its not on there lines have to flush out line
Cost $1,000.00 and then put in a filter another cost which has to be replaced
every six months which once again the have to dig to change the filter. I had
three plumbers in and now have to dig up yard and have them look for a pin hole
in the pip line cant drink or cook with the water we use bottle water for
this is not a repost from years ago
spent time with three different Plumbers they cant figure out were its coming
from went in person got a map of were my pipes come in from city line the city
says its not on there end now I have another inspector coming in today . I
have an on demand hot water heater which I love but is destroyed a washer
machine that is lest them a year old and plenty of repair bills and still have
sand going to write to a congress man the sand is in my drinking water I
wonder what if any health issues will be I only use bottle water
All I can say i'm going to keep looking into this and Thank you Mr. Mayor and
build it back for no help from Supper Storm Sandy
On Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:44:01 +0000, want safe water
Never heard of such a problem. Are you sure it is sand and not rust
or other contamination from the city pipes?
First thing I'd do is install a whole house filter. Nothing will be
getting destroyed then.
Next, I'd have the water tested. This can be done free or cheap at a
lot of water treatment sellers. You want to be sure it is nothing
with any danger getting into the pipes. With a filter, you will have a
collection of the residue for analysis if you don't have it already.
I don't know what the water pit is you are talking about. It is a
place for solids to settle out?
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:57:29 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
IDK what the poster means by a water pit either...
I wonder what the town water folks tested, looked at and actually said?
Did they even come out? I would think first thing would be to open
nearby fire hydrants, sample what comes out there. Do neighbors have
any problem? What happened to the house during Sandy? Was it flooded
and damaged to the extent that sand could have gotten into the system
inside the house and some still be in there?
Very little to go on.
its a pit in ground that they install the water meter in. this is in Brooklyn
NY. was at water dep. getting maps to show were the pipes come in . went and
spoke a service rep. had to call 311 to get another appointment for the to come
out again they say its nothing on their end I have another plumber conning today
to put a filter.
The house had four feet of sewage and water we live in Zone B call 311 all day
they said we didn't have to leave we wouldn't have and problems we lost all
elect at 12 noon we were out a year lost all living space been rebuilding as
we can afford it had pipes blown out a year ago their are at least three home
on my street that still no one can live in out of 2500 family there must been
at least 200 or more home that no one can live in the fire Hydrant is 1/2 a
block away they said they are hoping to flush it . just had the sewer drains
cleaned today it took the 3weeks to do this. next step contact the congressman
as maybe someone will give me a way to stop this worried about the drinking
water as we don't use it for drinking or cooking anymore worried about health
issues. I had to call in the gas company last year to replace the meter that
took a long time(4months ) as they said it was fine, but it was under and was
rusted from the salt water and when they did come out. I was told that we didn't
know that it was this bad every time I called then they said that my home was
not on there list
On Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:44:05 PM UTC-4, want safe water wrote:
If you open a spigot, whatever you have, that's as close as possible
to where the water comes into the house and fill a 5 gallon bucket,
then let it settle, is there sand in that? If there is sand there,
my next focus would be on testing at fire hydrants on either side
of your house. Has the water company done that? What about the
neighbors? Any sand there? If the sand is only in your house, then
it would seem most likely that the problem is with the pipe
between your house and the water main. It could be totally unrelated
to Sandy. What kind of pipe? If it's a 75 year old house, could be
steel pipe and it's shot by now.
The odd thing I guess is that sand is coming in. IDK if that's typical
or not. I have seen it happen with pool pumps when there is a crack in
an underground line. But there the pump cycles on and off and I would
guess that the sand migrates in when the pump is off. With constant
city water pressure, water would go out, but I would think it would
take a good size hole for sand to be able to come in. At some point,
if the leak is large enough, you'd probably see water in the yard.
Really your best source for this would probably be the water dept
folks. They must have lots of experience there. Besides saying it's
not their problem, what exactly do they say? And on what basis are
they saying it's not their problem? Did they come out, draw test water
at hydrants either side of your house?
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:45:01 AM UTC-4, CRNG wrote:
Apparently it's the flood zone:
More interesting is this:
"The house had four feet of sewage and water we live in Zone B call 311 all
day they said we didn't have to leave we wouldn't have and problems we
lost all elect at 12 noon:"
Sandy arrived with plenty of warning as to the severity and potential
for problems, NY/NJ coast was prime target. I don't see why anyone
needs to call 311 all day long, tying up lines, draining resources.
What are they supposed to do, stop the hurricane? And given that Zone B
is moderate risk of flooding for any hurricane, it seems rather odd that
whoever is on the other end of 311 would tell people that you wouldn't have
any problems. I could see them telling you something like if you haven't left
*already*, then you're probably better off staying there.
its really sand have been collecting sand and water from different faucets
going to have a filter put in looking into a place to test the water the pit is
for the water meter during supper storm sandy I had four feet of sewage &water
destroyed my home. the water meter could not be put back inside the house had to
hire and pay $3,500 to have a pit put in the yard were the meter is installed
this is were clean water is supposed to come in from the city, not able to
live in over a year trying to rebuild using any funds that I had.
On Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:44:01 +0000, want safe water
I would put a riser and faucet right after the meter and see if sand
comes out of that. I don't see how you could have a leak letting sand
IN that doesn't also let water OUT. What happens if you use no water
for 24 or 48 hours (rent a hotel room) as far as whether the meter
shows ZERO water use?
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:51:20 PM UTC-4, Ashton Crusher wrote:
If sand is getting into the pipe now (as opposed to simply being in there from some past event) then there is a low pressure problem somewhere.
If there is a low pressure problem, you are sucking a lot of stuff much nastier than sand into your drinking water.
This is a cross-connection emergency.
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