A typical municipal water system consists of transmission mains, distribution mains, and service lines. Transmission mains are designed to convey large amounts of water over great distances, typically between major facilities within the system including but not limited to treatment plants and storage tanks. Distribution mains are an intermediate step toward delivering water to the end customers and are smaller in diameter than transmission mains and typically follow the general topology and alignment of the city streets. Fire hydrants, isolation valves, control valves, blow-off valves and other operational and maintenance appurtenances are often connected directly to the distribution mains. Service lines, also called services, transmit water from the distribution mains to the end customers.
A typical residential water service consists of a corporation stop, curb stop, curb box, and 1” PE3408 polyethylene or type K copper tubing. Each of these components are described in more detail below:
Morse Engineering and Construction Industries, LLC (MEC) has the experience and capability to perform a wide range of water service connections, including direct taps up to 2” in diameter and wet taps on a variety of pipe materials up to 24” in diameter. Call today for more information about how MEC can help guide you through the process of installing a water service for new construction, or for more information about how to repair, restore or replace your existing water service.