Hot Taps

Hot Taps in Alberta & Saskatchewan

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.

Hot Taps

We provide hot taps for the following customers:

  • Municipalities
  • Developers
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • And other customers
Hot Taps

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:

  1. Epcor - 54 x 36 inch CCP hot tap & 42 x 36 inch steel hot tap
  2. Anthony Henday Project – two 24 x 24-inch steel hot taps
  3. Lethbridge – 18 x 16 inch AC hot tap

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