The final part of the water supply network consists of conveying water to the consumers either through public (public taps, fountains, etc.), or private connections for domestic or non-domestic use. This is achieved through a combination of service pipes and service connections.
A typical service connection of a house includes a saddle applied on a main pipe, a service valve and a service pipe commonly employed to distribute the water to the consumer. Depending on local practices, a water meter can be installed inside the building or outside in a water meter box.
Very often, the responsibility for the functionality of the service line’s components up to the service valve, including the tapping saddle, lies entirely on the water supply company. The customer is usually responsible for the part of a pipeline after the service valve. Hawle suggests a wide set of products, including service valves, tapping saddles and fittings of POM or ductile iron, to ensure continuous water supply to the consumers. In addition, Hawle service valves for house connections can be installed below ground level and operated through an extension spindle, which is easily accessible from a surface box.
Moreover, consumer needs for the water service lines may sometimes vary between different countries. For example, the most common house connection line diameters for domestic use are 1 inch in some countries but in some others, they may reach 4 inches. Hawle offers a wide variety of products tailored to the client’s needs (house connections, garden connections, non-domestic connections), such as service valves and fittings, both in terms of diameter and material (ductile iron, POM).