New City of Toronto Requirement – All Supervisors / Foreman to Take Certified “Wet Tap” Course


Published on: 20/03/2017

As we previously reported, the City of Toronto now requires that, at a minimum, all supervisors on watermain construction projects take a certified "Wet Tap" course. The new specification reads:

"Prior to performing wet taps of any size, the Contractor shall demonstrate that their tapping crews, or a person who will be directly supervising the tapping crews during the wet tapping process, have successfully completed a course on the performance of wet taps identified on the Ontario Water and Wastewater Certification Office director approved course listing."

The requirement for this course is immediate. To accommodate the necessary training, the GTSWCA has arranged for the Walkerton Water Centre to provide its certified course to all supervisors of GTSWCA companies. The GTSWCA will cover the costs for all member companies. Currently it is only being run for Supervisors and/or Foremen.

The training program will be hosted at Local 183 Training Centre. The course duration is two hours and includes both in-class and in-field training components. Each class will have a maximum of twelve 12 participants.

We presently have three training days scheduled: April 11; April 18; and May 8.

To sign up for this training program, please contact: Danielle Borden ( or 905-629-7766 ext. 221).

Once you have signed up, a calendar invite confirming the time and location will be sent to you.

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