Pipe tapping is a high-energy contest involving a race against time to drill into a cement-lined, ductile iron pipe, and install a tap. In looking over the last few year's winners, all I can say is: there must be something in the water!

2014 Men's Pipe Tapping Hall of Fame
1st Place - SADM San Miguel; Agua Y Drenoje 1:09:53


2nd Place - Birmingham Water Works; Birmingham, Ala. 1:20:78
3rd Place - SADM San Nicholas; Agua Drenaje Monterrey, Mexico 1:27:29
4th Place - Ottawa "Main"-iac Tappers; City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1:27:78
5th Place - United Water Idaho; Boise, Idaho 1:48:85

2014 Women's Pipe Tapping Hall of Fame
1st Place - Lansing Lethal Ladies; Lansing, Mich. 2:28:06

2nd Place - SAWS Alamo City Tappers; San Antonio 2:45:78
3rd Place - Greater Cincinnati Water Works - Ductile Iron Divas; Cincinnati 3:09:65

To provide some context, here are the winners from the last few years.

2013 Men’s
1st Place - Birmingham Water Works Board; Birmingham, Ala.; 1:12:09
2nd Place – Four Jokers; Las Vegas; 1:12.47
3rd Place - SADM Monterrey Apodaca; Mexico; 1:19:34
4th Place - Spotsylvania County; Fredericksburg, Va.; 1:20:19
5th Place - SAWS South Texas; San Antonio; 1:20:72
2013 Women’s
1st Place – SAWS Alamo City Tappers; San Antonio; 2:23:81
2nd Place – Lansing Lethal Ladies; Lansing, Mich.; 2:32:06
3rd Place – Greater Cincinnati; Cincinnati; 3:20:00

2012 Men’s
1st Place – Birmingham, Alabama Water; Birmingham, Ala.; 1:10:22
2nd Place – Spotsylvania County; Fredericksburg, Va.; 1:15:69
3rd Place - SADM Monterrey; Mexico; 1:21:78
2012 Women’s
1st Place – SAWS Alamo City Tappers, San Antonio; 2:04:29
2nd Place – Honolulu Water Supply, Honolulu; 2:10:41
3rd Place – Michigan Ladies; Lansing, Mich.; 2:25:87

2011 Men’s
1st Place – Spotsylvania County, Fredericksburg, Va.; 1:09:16 
2nd Place - SADM Monterrey; Mexico; 1:10:93 
3rd Place - Birmingham, Alabama Water; Birmingham, Ala.; 1:19:35 
4th Place - SADM Apodaca; Mexico; 1:24:12 
5th Place - Tacoma Tapping Team; Tacoma, Wash.; 1:41:72 
2011 Women’s
1st Place – Honolulu Board of Water Supply Wahines, Honolulu; 2:35:18 
2nd Place – Cleveland Ladies of the Lake; Cleveland; 2:41:57 
3rd Place – Alamo Tappers, San Antonio; 2:52:17