What is tapping?

    While tapping is generally defined as the cutting of a hole in an existing water or sewer main, tapping can also be done on pipelines that carry other fluids. A tapping machine (like the Hydra-Tapper) is used to cut a hole into a pipe made from a range of materials — such as cast iron, concrete, PVC and others. After the tap is complete, a line stop can be implemented, or a branch line added.