Services

Services

Residential

A residential area is a land use in which housing predominates, as opposed to industrial and commercial areas. Housing may vary significantly between, and through, residential areas. These include single-family housing, multi-family residential, or mobile homes.

Coastal Utilities Solutions is equipped with the resources to handle any job from beginning to end. At Coastal Utilities Solutions we strive to maintain and restore your property to the state it was when we arrived and maintain communication throughout the entire project. We take the time to prep your property to minimize any impact that may occur during the job. We have full liability insurance, WCB coverage and occupational first aid training.

Waterline Services

Waterline Services

Water lines are an important part of your home as it supplies fresh water to keep your family healthy.

The time in which a water service deteriorates depends on many conditions including quality of materials and workmanship.

No matter what option you choose we work with you in putting your ideas into a plan be it repair or to replace water service .We will give you helpful honest advice.

   


Trenchless Waterlines

If conditions are right you can avoid disruption of landscaping and structures with trenchless repair to your existing waterline piping. The advantages of trenchless waterline replacement are obvious First and foremost, it’s quicker and less expensive. Using traditional dig and back-fill methods, it usually takes many days to replace a waterline. Plus there is the added expense of replanting the yard, replacing any sections of fence, repairing driveways or sidewalks, etc. With the trenchless system, none of these issues apply. Because the replacement process requires only two access holes to be dug, the crew can be in and out usually in about eight hours, and your lawn remains intact; no replanting expense. The patio, driveway, sidewalks, fence, cable and gas lines, etc. remain unscathed. The cost is comparable if not less than the cost of traditional Waterline replacements.

   

Drainage Services

Your drainage system is an integral part of your home. Like your plumbing, it requires a certain amount of regular maintenance to keep it in good working order. For most portions of the foundation wall, water removal and control is of prime importance. However, water removal measures around foundation walls below the water table may be impractical and expensive over the long-term and the waterproofing strategy becomes critical. In the upper areas of the foundation wall thermal loading considerations must be addressed. Owners are advised to obtain expert advice when designing systems which are below the water table or which are enclosing particularly vulnerable occupancies. Expert advice may also be necessary when dealing with field conditions.

Irrigation

There are many benefits related to the installation of an irrigation system in residential or commercial landscape. By installing an automatic irrigation system that best suits your needs, you will be saving time and money.

When you water by hand more than 50% of the water is wasted in runoff and evaporation. Automatic irrigation systems can be programmed to run at night when evaporation is low, and in times of water restrictions.

Individuals who install irrigation systems will benefit greatly, but the environment will also benefit. This is so important that everyone play their part in the conservation of this precious resource.

            

Excavation And Pipe Location

Excavation And Pipe Location

Coastal Utilities Services is certified with an assorting of types of underground utility excavations, from required reactive work, repair utilities and planned construction projects. We provide our customers the comfort of knowing that from the initial estimate to repair and installation, our professionalism and workmanship as certified excavator operators has provided us the opportunity to be listed with BC ONE as certified utility locators to ensure safe and productive work projects.

Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions

Highlights Of Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Supervisor

  • 15 years Water Distribution Management

  • Certified Excavator Operators

  • Certified Shoring & Excavation

  • Certified Confined Space Entry (gas detection and fall protection)

  • BC ONE Certified Pipe Locator

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Traffic Control Planning & Layout

  • WHMISS

  • Transportation of dangerous goods

  • Micro trenching

Strata

Strata title is a form of ownership devised for multi-level apartment blocks and horizontal subdivisions with shared areas. The 'strata' part of the term refers to apartments being on different levels, or "strata".

Coastal Utilities Solutions is equipped with the resources to handle any job from beginning to end. At Coastal Utilities Solutions we strive to maintain and restore your property to the state it was when we arrived and maintain communication and service with strata managers, homeowners and tenants to ensure a smooth project. We take the time to prep your property to minimize any impact that may occur during the job. We have full liability insurance, WCB coverage and occupational first aid training.

Waterline Services

Waterline Services

Water lines are an important part of your home as it supplies fresh water to keep your family healthy.

The time in which a water service deteriorates depends on many conditions including quality of materials and workmanship.

No matter what option you choose we work with you in putting your ideas into a plan be it repair or to replace water service we will give you helpful honest advice.

   


Trenchless Waterlines

​If conditions are right you can avoid disruption of landscaping and structures with trenchless repair to your existing waterline piping. The advantages of trenchless waterline replacement are obvious. First and foremost, it’s quicker and less expensive. Using traditional dig and back-fill methods, it usually takes many days to replace a waterline. Plus there is the added expense of replanting the yard, replacing any sections of fence, repairing driveways or sidewalks, etc. With the trenchless system, none of these issues apply. Because the replacement process requires only two access holes to be dug, the crew can be in and out usually in about eight hours, and your lawn remains intact; no replanting expense. The patio, driveway, sidewalks, fence, cable and gas lines, etc. remain unscathed. The cost is comparable if not less than the cost of traditional Waterline replacements.

   

Drainage Services

Your drainage system is an integral part of your home. Like your plumbing, it requires a certain amount of regular maintenance to keep it in good working order. For most portions of the foundation wall, water removal and control is of prime importance. However, water removal measures around foundation walls below the water table may be impractical and expensive over the long-term and the waterproofing strategy becomes critical. In the upper areas of the foundation wall thermal loading considerations must be addressed. Owners are advised to obtain expert advice when designing systems which are below the water table or which are enclosing particularly vulnerable occupancies. Expert advice may also be necessary when dealing with field conditions.

 

Irrigation

Irrigation Systems

There are many benefits related to the installation of an irrigation system in residential or commercial landscape. By installing an automatic irrigation system that best suits your needs, you will be saving time and money. When you water by hand more than 50% of the water is wasted in runoff and evaporation.

Automatic irrigation systems can be programmed to run at night when evaporation is low in times of water restrictions. Strata communities who install irrigation systems will benefit greatly, but the environment will also benefit. This is so important that everyone play his or her part in the conservation of this precious resource

   


What is Backflow & Why Is A Protection Device Necessary?

Backflow is the unwanted reverse flow of liquids in a piping system.The usual causes of reverse flow are back-pressure and/or back-siphonage. A backflow prevention device has internal,one way,spring loaded valves that allow water to flow through the device but seal under backpressure.

In irrigation systems this prevents the possibility of contaminated water sitting in the irrigation piping from back siphoning, past your main water connection, into your drinking supply.

Excavation And Pipe Location

Excavation And Pipe Location

Coastal Utilities Services is certified with an assorting of types of underground utility excavations, from required reactive work, repair utilities and planned construction projects. We provide our customers the comfort of knowing that from the initial estimate to repair and installation, our professionalism and workmanship as certified excavator operators has provided us the opportunity to be listed with BC ONE as certified utility locators to ensure safe and productive work projects.

Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions

Highlights Of Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Supervisor

  • 15 years Water Distribution Management

  • Certified Excavator Operators

  • Certified Shoring & Excavation

  • Certified Confined Space Entry (gas detection and fall protection)

  • BC ONE Certified Pipe Locator

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Traffic Control Planning & Layout

  • WHMISS

  • Transportation of dangerous goods

  • Micro trenching

Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Installations And Preventative Maintenance

BC fire Code: Inspected every 6 months and after each use. At Coastal Utilities Solutions regarding fire protection we foremost ensure public safety and property, by adhering to the BC Fire Code, and the fire hydrant manufactures recommended preventative maintenance schedule. Coastal Utilities Solutions has 23 years as certified municipal water distribution operators, installing and maintaining fire hydrants ensuring proper function and access.

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Fire Hydrants

Areas of Expertise include:

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Terminal City Fire Hydrants

  • Water Modeling/Flow Testing

  • Backflow assembly testing

  • Unilateral Watermain Flushing and pigging

  • Fire Hydrant line gate repairs

  • Coffined Space Entry Certification

  • Inspections

  • New Fire Hydrant installations

  • Fire Hydrant mapping & fit numbers

  • Painting

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Commercial

Real estate approved and designed for retail or wholesale trade, hotel, restaurant, offices, clinics, warehouses, light manufacturing, and other such uses but not for residential purposes. Also called commercial facility.

Coastal Utilities Solutions understand that your business is important to you, so we take the time minimize any disruption to your place of business. We are equipped with the resources to handle any job from beginning to end. At Coastal Utilities Solutions we strive to maintain and restore your property to the state it was when we arrived and maintain communication throughout the entire project. We have full liability insurance, WCB coverage and occupational first aid training.

Managing Water

Managing Water Use

Business is increasingly aware of the need to use water more efficiently to reduce their risk of water shortages increasing costs. There is a strong business case to be made for water efficiency.

Planning is the foundation of effective water management. Facilities should consider forming water management teams to review water use and develop implementation plans in the context of achieving the established management goals. This review allows the organization to evaluate progress, set new goals, and continually improve.

Metering allows a facility to monitor water use and quickly find and fix leaks or other unnecessary water use. It also has the added benefit of enabling the facility to identify cost-effective water use reduction opportunities and to track project savings.

Leaks are water wasted with no intended use or purpose; once identified, leaks should be the first area to target from a water management perspective. With a few simple steps, a facility can establish a comprehensive leak and repair program, which can save water, money, time and expenses that would otherwise be associated with unmanaged leaks.

Metered Water Consumption

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Wasted Water/No Rain Sensor

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Waterline Services

Leak Detection Survey

The ability to detect leaks, by having a proper water management plan, using water audits thru water metering and water surveys which can identify unnecessary loss of hidden or unreported water leaks in the users distribution system. The implementation of a water management plan to identify water losses to reduce overall operating costs and interruptions to businesses, by having the ability to schedule repairs rather than reactive untimely repairs.


Waterline Services

Coastal Utilities solutions is fully qualified and equipped to replace or repair any water service lines in you commercial or strata complex. Leaks are water wasted with no intended use or purpose; once identified, leaks should be the first area to target from a water management perspective.

Metered Water Consumption

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Costly Water Loss

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Neptunes E-Coder (leak detection & reverse flow)

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Unreported Leaks

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Drainage Systems

Stormwater Management

The Change in Philosophy from Conveyance to Retention. Traditional urban water management has ignored the water pollution impacts from storm water. As a result of increased land use intensification and increased climate variability it is critical to rethink how we design storm water management systems in new subdivisions and modify traditional systems during infrastructure replacements. The ultimate challenge is how to deal with cumulative problems at the watershed scale.

Innovation Retention & Conveyance

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Coastal Utilities Solutions

Catch Basins

Catch basins are chambers or sumps, usually built at the curb line, which allows surface water runoff to enter the storm water conveyance system. Many catch basins have a low area below the invert of the outlet pipe intended to retain course sediment. By trapping sediment, the catch basin prevents solids from clogging the storm main and being washed into receiving waters. Catch basins must be cleaned periodically to maintain their ability to trap sediment and consequently their ability to prevent flooding. The removal of sediment, decaying debris, and highly polluted water from catch basins has aesthetic and water quality benefits, including reducing foul odors reducing suspended solids and reducing the load of oxygen-demanding substances that reach receiving waters. Catch basin cleaning is easily implemented.

Traditional / Conveyance

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Coastal Utilities Solutions

Irrigation & Water Management

There are many benefits to the installation of an irrigation system in commercial or residential landscape. By installing an automatic irrigation system that best suits your needs, you will be saving time and money. When you water by hand more than 50%of the water is wasted in runoff and evaporation. Automatic irrigation systems can be programmed to run at night when evaporation is low in times of water restrictions. Commercial and strata communities will benefit greatly, but the environment will also benefit. This is so important that everyone play their part in water management of this precious resource.

   

Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Installations And Preventative Maintenance

BC fire Code: Inspected every 6 months and after each use. At Coastal Utilities Solutions regarding fire protection we foremost ensure public safety and property, by adhering to the BC Fire Code, and the fire hydrant manufactures recommended preventative maintenance schedule. Coastal Utilities Solutions has 23 years as certified municipal water distribution operators, installing and maintaining fire hydrants ensuring proper function and access.

Coastal Utilities Solutions

Fire Hydrants

Areas of Expertise include:

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Terminal City Fire Hydrants

  • Water Modeling/Flow Testing

  • Backflow assembly testing

  • Unilateral Watermain Flushing and pigging

  • Fire Hydrant line gate repairs

  • Coffined Space Entry Certification

  • Inspections

  • New Fire Hydrant installations

  • Fire Hydrant mapping & fit numbers

  • Painting

Coastal Utilities Solutions

Excavation And Pipe Location

Excavation And Pipe Location

Coastal Utilities Services is certified with an assorting of types of underground utility excavations, from required reactive work, repair utilities and planned construction projects. We provide our customers the comfort of knowing that from the initial estimate to repair and installation, our professionalism and workmanship as certified excavator operators has provided us the opportunity to be listed with BC ONE as certified utility locators to ensure safe and productive work projects.

Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions

Highlights Of Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Supervisor

  • 15 years Water Distribution Management

  • Certified Excavator Operators

  • Certified Shoring & Excavation

  • Certified Confined Space Entry (gas detection and fall protection)

  • BC ONE Certified Pipe Locator

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Traffic Control Planning & Layout

  • WHMISS

  • Transportation of dangerous goods

  • Micro trenching

Municipal

Coastal utilities solutions have over 20 years in municipal water distribution and maintenance we hold extensive certifications. At Coastal utilities solutions we understand that your Municipality is important to you. We are equipped with the resources to handle any job from beginning to end. We will restore the property to the state it was when we arrived and maintain communication throughout the entire project. Our company has full liability insurance, WCB coverage and occupational first aid training.

EOCP-Water

Innovation Retention & Conveyance

eocp

Mission Statement

To protect human health, the environment and the investment in facilities through increased knowledge, skill and proficiency of the members of the Program in all matters relating to water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection, treatment, reuse and disposal.


BC WATER & WASTE ASSOCIATION

BCWWA

Mission Statement

Safeguarding public health and the environment through the sharing of skills, knowledge, education, experience and providing a voice for the water and waste community.


PUBLIC HEALTH ACT(sbc2008)CHAPTER 28

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​Part 3-Preventing Disease and Other Health Hazards

​Must not cause health hazard
15 A person must not willingly cause a health hazard, or act in a manner that the person knows, or ought to know, will cause a health hazard.

​Duties of operators
18 (1) An operator who engages in a regulated activity must take reasonable care to

(a) prevent health hazards from arising in the course of the regulated activity, and

(b) respond to health hazards that arise, including mitigating harmful affects of the health hazard.

(2) An operator who is an employer must ensure that employees are adequately trained and sufficiently equipped to recognize, prevent and respond to health hazards that may arise when engaging in a regulated activity.

(3) An operator who engages in a regulated activity must comply with any requirement or duty set out in a regulation respecting the regulated activity.

Water Quality

Best Management Practices

Distribution System Cleaning/Uni-directional Flushing &Pigging

Your water distribution system-whether large or small requires regular cleaning to guarantee the public and customers have safe, aesthetically pleasing water.

It's important,therefore to understand water quality degradation and to develop appropriate response strategies.

As explained in Water Quality in Distribution Systems: A Best Practice by the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure, distribution system cleaning is “any program, technology, process, operating method or management practice that reduces or prevents water quality degradation in a water system or receiving environment.” These include flushing, swabbing, and pigging to remove biofilms, sediment, and corrosion by-products from water main interiors, which generally improves water quality and hydraulic capacity.

Pipes should be flushed spring and/or fall to maintain water quality, maximize hydraulic capacity, and remove stagnant water at dead ends, and in response to non-compliant samples or customer complaints. The guide recommends uni-directional flushing, which isolates pipe sections or loops in an organized, sequential manner, typically from source to periphery. Flow velocities should reach 1.5 to 2.0 m/s. While more costly and time consuming than conventional flushing, uni-directional flushing is more effective and uses less water.

In some cases (e.g. in mains larger than 300mm), it may be impossible to achieve the flow velocities required to adequately scour the pipes. Swabbing with soft foam swabs or pigging with wire brushes, scrapers or rigid plastic pigs can then be used to clean mains. Although pigging is more effective than flushing or swabbing, it requires considerable expertise, materials, and time.

As stated in the guide, “Water quality complaints should be monitored geographically. All municipalities should use some type of data management system to track these water quality complaints to optimize their flushing program. Larger municipalities (and smaller municipalities with significant water quality problems) should use a GIS system to track complaints and analyze monitoring data.

“Computer models can be used to simulate the water age and disinfectant residuals throughout a distribution system. This information can then be used to identify the areas that require more frequent flushing. Computer models can also be used to identify flushing sequences (based on the uni-directional flushing method) and the expected flushing velocity for each section of the water main.”

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Coastal Utilities Solutions

Watermain Disinfection & Sampling

Coastal Utilities Solutions grab water sampling is based on accepted protocols. The regulated procedure provides bacteriological, chemical and physical testing to evaluate water quality.

The samples are tested for chlorine residual, bacteriological evidence (E.coli, HPC, coliform), temperature and turbidity.

Maximum acceptable concentrations have been established for certain substances known or suspected to cause adverse effects on health. The Health Canada standards have been developed to safeguard health on the basis of lifelong consumption and the use of the water for all usual domestic purposes, including personal hygiene.

Appendix B provides a description of the sampling parameters, allowable limits and a summary of test results.


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Overview Of The Act  
The Drinking Water Protection Act sets out certain requirements for drinking water operators to ensure the provision of safe drinking water to their customers. In summary, the act:

  • Requires the approval of water system construction proposals by public health engineers.

  • Requires that water system operators operate their systems in compliance with the requirements of the act through operating permits that may contain specific conditions and are set and approved by the health authority drinking water officer.

  • Requires minimum water treatment standards, and monitoring/testing, and specifies water quality standards.

  • Requires water suppliers to have microbiological samples analyzed by a laboratory that has been approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

  • Requires public notification of water quality problems.

  • Requires that operators of water systems that serve more than 500 individuals become certified as operators through the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

Waterline Services

Leak Detection Survey

The ability to detect leaks, by having a proper water management plan, using water audits thru water metering and water surveys which can identify unnecessary loss of hidden or unreported water leaks in the users distribution system. The implementation of a water management plan to identify water losses to reduce overall operating costs and interruptions to businesses, by having the ability to schedule repairs rather, than reactive untimely repairs.


Residential Services

Water lines are an important part of your home as it supplies fresh water to keep your family healthy.

The time in which a water service deteriorates depends on many conditions including quality of materials and workmanship.

No matter what option you choose we work with you in putting your ideas into a plan be it repair or to replace water service .We will give you helpful honest advice.


Trenchless Waterlines

If conditions are right you can avoid disruption of landscaping and structures with trenchless repair to your existing waterline piping. The advantages of trenchless waterline replacement are obvious First and foremost, it’s quicker and less expensive. Using traditional dig and back-fill methods, it usually takes many days to replace a waterline. Plus there is the added expense of replanting the yard, replacing any sections of fence, repairing driveways or sidewalks, etc. With the trenchless system, none of these issues apply. Because the replacement process requires only two access holes to be dug, the crew can be in and out usually in about eight hours, and your lawn remains intact; no replanting expense. The patio, driveway, sidewalks, fence, cable and gas lines, etc. remain unscathed. The cost is comparable if not less than the cost of traditional Waterline replacements.


Commercial Waterline Services

Coastal Utilities solutions is fully qualified and equipped to replace or repair any water service lines in you commercial or strata complex. Leaks are water wasted with no intended use or purpose; once identified, leaks should be the first area to target from a water management perspective.

PRV Inspections

Prv Inspections/Maintenance

Keeping you control valves in good health;

Whether that brand new control valve in your system is the first one you have ever had to look after or if you are an old hand at valve maintenance with tens of valves in your system, there are a few simple guidelines and reminders for keeping it operating at optimal performance. Initially we would recommend physically checking on your valves every week or so, assuming everything is running fine in the system.

This inspection is really to check for any leaks in the tubing, checking pressure gauges to ensure valve is actually doing what it is supposed to and generally inspecting for anything that just looks abnormal. If it is determined that something is wrong, always ensure you have the correct instruction manual for the valve.

These days all manufacturers have these available on their websites. As a note of caution, these valves are under pressure and care should be taken to bleed pressure off the valve before you start to take any valves apart. (As a typical example in a 6” valve with 100psi in the line, there is at least 2,800 lbs of force trying to push that cover off the valve, so safety first!)


Air In The Pilot System

Air is your number one enemy in the pilot system as it will give false readings and cause poor valve operation. Bleed air from the valve bonnet. If the valve is equipped with a position indicator, on top of the position indicator is a bleed cock. Open the bleed cock slightly by turning the handle counter-clockwise. Otherwise, bleed the air from the high point of the valve. If the water runs clear, and no air bubbles are seen in the glass of the position indicator close the bleed cock. if air is present (the water will be foamy white) run the water until the air is gone.

Valves

Valve Inspections

Valves are used for various purposes in water distribution systems, including isolation, air release, drainage, checking and pressure reduction. Isolation valves are the most common type used in distribution systems.
Buried gate valves with valve boxes are typically used for isolation of small-diameter water mains and water services whereas butterfly valves are direct buried or installed in chambers and are typically used for large diameter mains.
Isolation valves require regular exercise to ensure that they are accessible, are in their proper position (open or closed), are operable and are not leaking.
Isolation valves are prone to deterioration and failures such as stripped, broken or bent stems; leaking O-rings or packing; corrosion of the valve body and connecting bolts; and wear on the valve disk and seat.
The added value of exercising valves is the numbered amount of turns equates to the potential size of valves for any record changes to water distribution system tile maps.


Gate Valve Repairs

Inspect for proper function and when, deemed necessary repair and replace any worn or broken components or complete valve assembly.


Curbstops/Property Shutoffs

A curbstop is a water control valve located on the property line of most private dwellings or commercial properties. It's purpose is to facilitate the isolation of water supply to the customer. Coastal Utilities solutions will locate and ensure proper function and access for isolation valves and replace if necessary.

Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Installations And Preventative Maintenance

BC fire Code: Inspected every 6 months and after each use. At Coastal Utilities Solutions regarding fire protection we foremost ensure public safety and property, by adhering to the BC Fire Code, and the fire hydrant manufactures recommended preventative maintenance schedule. Coastal Utilities Solutions has 23 years as certified municipal water distribution operators, installing and maintaining fire hydrants ensuring proper function and access.

Coastal Utilities Solutions

Fire Hydrants

Areas of Expertise include:

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Terminal City Fire Hydrants

  • Water Modeling/Flow Testing

  • Backflow assembly testing

  • Unilateral Watermain Flushing and pigging

  • Fire Hydrant line gate repairs

  • Coffined Space Entry Certification

  • Inspections

  • New Fire Hydrant installations

  • Fire Hydrant mapping & fit numbers

  • Painting

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Water Modelling

Fire flow tests are conducted on hydrants to determine water availability in planning for firefighting activities, fire sprinkler systems or domestic water demand. The tests are also useful in determining the general condition of the water distribution system by detecting closed valves or wall deposits.

A well-maintained water system enables firefighters to extinguish flames and prevent large-scale damage or loss of life. There are two types of fire flow tests.

Main Capacity Test determines the water supply available in the water main. If you are designing a fire sprinkler system, use this test (residual hydrant + separate downstream flow hydrant).

Hydrant Capacity Test determines the flow-rate available from the hydrant and if it will deliver in a fire emergency situation. If you are performing fire flow tests of hydrants, use this test (residual hydrant and flow hydrant are the same one). Both tests are valid and discover valuable engineering information as well as test the integrity of the piping system components.  It is important to perform the correct test.

  • Main Capacity Test determines the water supply available in the water main. If you are designing a fire sprinkler system, use this test (residual hydrant + separate downstream flow hydrant).

  • Hydrant Capacity Test determines the flow-rate available from the hydrant and if it will deliver in a fire emergency situation. If you are performing fire flow tests of hydrants, use this test (residual hydrant and flow hydrant are the same one). Both tests are valid and discover valuable engineering information as well as test the integrity of the piping system components.  It is important to perform the correct test.

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Excavation And Pipe Location

Excavation And Pipe Location

Coastal Utilities Services is certified with an assorting of types of underground utility excavations, from required reactive work, repair utilities and planned construction projects. We provide our customers the comfort of knowing that from the initial estimate to repair and installation, our professionalism and workmanship as certified excavator operators has provided us the opportunity to be listed with BC ONE as certified utility locators to ensure safe and productive work projects.

Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions
Coastal Utilities Solutions

Highlights Of Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Supervisor

  • 15 years Water Distribution Management

  • Certified Excavator Operators

  • Certified Shoring & Excavation

  • Certified Confined Space Entry (gas detection and fall protection)

  • BC ONE Certified Pipe Locator

  • Environmental Operators Certification (level 2)

  • Traffic Control Planning & Layout

  • WHMISS

  • Transportation of dangerous goods

  • Micro trenching