Lay sewer pipe


Use the appropriate equipment, such as a hydraulic grappler, to lay sewer pipes into a prepared trench. Coordinate with a co-worker to manoeuvre the pipe so as to fit securely on the previously installed pipe. Push and wiggle the pipe if necessary to create a seal.

Alternative labels

laying sewer pipe
laying sewer pipes
laying of sewer pipe
construct sewerage pipeline
laying of sewer pipes
construct sewerage system
seal sewer pipes
installation of sewer pipes
sewer pipe laying
sealing sewer pipes
install sewer pipes

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Lay sewer pipe is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Sewer construction worker: Sewer construction workers install sewer pipes to transport wastewater out of structures and to a body of water or treatment facility. They dig trenches and insert the pipes, making sure they have correct angle and are connected watertigh. Sewer construction workers also construct other elements of sewage infrastructure, such as manholes, and maintain and repair existing systems.

Optional skill

Lay sewer pipe is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Sewer construction supervisor: Sewer construction supervisors supervise the installation of sewer pipes and other sewage infrastructure. They assign tasks and make quick decisions to resolve problems.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022