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Pipe Tapping Committee

Held during the NC AWWA-WEA November Annual Conference, the Pipe Tapping Contest is a competition of skill in which teams compete for the best time in opening a cement-lined, ductile iron pipe and installing a tap. Pipe Tapping teams consist of a maximum of four persons including three workers and one coach. Winners from the NC AWWA-WEA Pipe Tapping Contest will be eligible to compete in the National AWWA Contest at ACE.

Equipment donations are usually needed to make the annual competition possible. A list of needed equipment is typically available in the summer before the Annual Conference. Equipment donors are recognized as sponsors of the Pipe Tapping event.


2016 Contest Results

1st place: City of Concord
2nd place:  Union County-Sewer Rats
 3rd place: City of Raleigh

Men’s Division
1st: City of Concord

2nd: Union County
3rd: City of Raleigh

Women’s Division
Not awarded in 2016

Guest Team

 Not awarded in 2016

Past Recipients

Men’s Event

2016 City of Concord

2015 City of Concord

2014 Raleigh Tapping 101

2013 City of Raleigh Tappers

2012 Smokin Bits (City of Concord)

2011 Smokin Bits (City of Concord)

2010 Raleigh COR Tappers
2009 Asheville Bit Busters
2008 Tarheel Tappers (City of Raleigh)
2007 Tarheel Tappers (City of Raleigh)
2006 City of Raleigh
2005 Charlotte-Mecklenburg
2004 City of Raleigh
2003 City of Winston-Salem
2002 Orange W & S Authority
2001 Fayetteville PWC
2000 Fayetteville PWC
1999 Orange W & S Authority
1998 Moore W & S Authority
1997 Fayetteville PWC
1996 City of Raleigh
1995 City of Raleigh
1994 City of Raleigh
1993 City of Raleigh
1992 Fayetteville PWC
1991 City of Asheville
1990 City of Asheville
1989 City of Asheville
1988 City of Asheville
1987 City of Asheville


Women’s Event

2015 Raleigh's Pretty Tough Tappers

2014 Raleigh Pretty Tough Tapper
2013 City of Asheville Copperheads
2012 Asheville Copperheads
2011 Asheville Copperheads
2010 Dixie Darlin’s (City of Asheville)
2009 Dixie Darlin’s (City of Asheville)
2008 Dixie Darlin’s & a Dude (City of Asheville)
2007 Asheville Mermaids (City of Asheville)




Upcoming Events
2017 Annual Conference
Sunday, November 12, 2017

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