A hot tap is done when a connection to a water main or sewer force main is required without interrupting flow in the existing main. This process is called hot tapping. We tap into a “live” water or sewer line without turning it off. This means that while water (or sewer) is running, we attach a sleeve, a valve, and a tapping (drilling) machine, then drill a hole into the pipe. When we’re finished, we remove the tapping machine and leave the sleeve and valve behind. This allows contractors to attach pipes as necessary.
For example, a hot tap may be used when adding a fire hydrant, creating water service or sewer service to a new building or subdivision. This is done without disruption to water consumers in the area (such as businesses, residents, and institutions).
It is the efficient, environmentally-friendly and economical choice. No chlorination of the line is required. No water is wasted. No lab reports to wait for.
We provide hot taps for the following customers:
Our Portfolio of Hot Taps
Our portfolio of projects extends across Western Canada. Here is a small sampling of the types of hot taps we do for our customers: