The New York Athletic Club (NYAC) is a venerable Club steeped in prestige and history. Their historic landmark properties are a living embodiment of the Club’s rich history and traditions. The landmark NYAC Yacht Club at Pelham is no exception. Among its many prestigious properties, the NYAC Yacht Club stands out for its historic significance and iconic presence on the New York waterfront.
When the NYAC decided to protect these timeless facilities with a state-of-the-art water leak detection system, they turned to PEPCO.
The NYAC Yacht Club property, originally constructed in the early 20th century, holds immense sentimental and historical value. This elegant waterfront structure has witnessed countless memorable moments and celebrations over the years. However, like any historic building, it was susceptible to aging infrastructure, which, if left unaddressed, could lead to costly damage and irreparable harm to the landmark property.

Challenges: Like many stewards of landmark historic properties, the NYAC faced several challenges in maintaining the Yacht Club property:
  • Aging Infrastructure: The property’s aging plumbing and water supply systems, while meticulously maintained over the years, nonetheless remained susceptible to unforeseen or undetected leaks. Experience proved that increasing risk of water leaks would threaten the historic facility’s future or at least result in prohibitively expensive repairs.
  • Risk to Historical Integrity: Extensive water damage could compromise the Yacht Club’s historical character and architectural integrity, potentially diminishing its cultural significance.
  • Operational Disruptions: Water leaks had the potential to disrupt club activities and services, affecting the overall member experience and incurring unexpected operational costs.
The Solution:
Recognizing the need to protect this invaluable landmark, NYAC decided to invest in a comprehensive water leak detection system. Club leadership turned to Pepco and chose our commercial grade monitored WATER leak detection system. The Pepco Leak Detection System incorporates cutting-edge WIRELESS technology and monitoring capabilities to safeguard the Yacht Club property in the following ways:
  • Early Leak Detection: The system’s sensors are strategically placed throughout the property to detect even the slightest water leaks promptly. This early detection virtually eliminates the potential risks for substantial damage.
  • Real-time Monitoring: The system provides real-time data and alerts to NYAC staff and management, allowing for immediate response in the event of a leak.
  • Preventive Maintenance: By proactively identifying and addressing plumbing issues, the NYAC reduced the need for costly emergency repairs while preserving the property’s historical charm.
  • Minimizing Operational Disruptions: The system’s quick response capabilities ensure that club activities continue without major disruptions, enhancing member and guest experience.
  • MAYDAY Shutoff Valve: The system includes a valve that when any of the 30 LEAK SENSORS alarm the PEPCO System commands the 4” Water Main Valve to CLOSE and a 1” Relief Valve to OPEN to drain any standing water in the pipes to mitigate any potential damage caused by a water leak.
The implementation of the Pepco Water Leak Detection system at the NYAC Yacht Club property delivered the following significant outcomes:
  • Preservation of Historical Integrity: The NYAC Yacht Club property’s historical character remains protected and intact, ensuring its continued significance as a cultural and architectural landmark.
  • Cost Savings: By preventing water damage and emergency repairs, the NYAC realizes substantial cost savings, enabling the allocation of resources to other property improvements and member services.
      • NYAC was facing increased insurance premiums. The installation of the PEPCO system resulted in continuation of insurance without interruption or increased insurance premiums.
  • Enhanced Member Experience: With minimized operational disruptions, NYAC and guests continued to enjoy uninterrupted access to the Yacht Club facilities and services.
The decision to install a water leak detection system at the NYAC Yacht Club property in Pelham, New York, was driven by the NYAC’s commitment to preserving its rich history, ensuring member satisfaction, and protecting its investments. Their choice of Pepco as their safeguard of this historic landmark is a distinct honor. Pepco reliability and best-in-breed leak detection capabilities are the solution for cost-effective defense of iconic landmarks like the NYAC Yacht Club, or your real estate assets vulnerable to costly and disruptive water damages.

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