Pipe Layer Responsibilities

Pipe Layer:

Overall responsibility – in charge of placement of pipe in trench correctly with regards to location (horizontal and vertical), grade, type, etc.

Specific tasks:

  • In charge of leading the pipe and manhole installation process including the belling up, bolting up, proper slopes and grades, and safety.
  • Making sure pipe is on grade via the use of elevations or pipe laser.
  • Making sure pipe is “Chocked” with bedding stone as to not create “bellies” or horizontal curves (unless allowed in water main installation).
  • Making sure water mains are installed correctly as to minimize any potential leaks, proper depths, and with the correct fittings.
  • Watch over trench safety.