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WI's first all-female pipe tapping team, from Madison, qualifies for national competition

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Water Utility's all-female pipe tapping team is the first of its kind in Wisconsin.

The team has been together for less than a year and it has already qualified for a national competition in Boston June 8th. They call themselves "Mad Women on Tap" and the idea is to connect a small copper pipe into a gushing iron water main. Crews do this to connect water service to a home in the field, but usually they do it with high-powered equipment. In the competition world, it's done manually and it's timed.

The Mad Women on Tap team performed a live demonstration on Wake Up Wisconsin Friday morning. Click on the video to watch them try to get it done in under 3 minutes while a member of the men's team, the Mad City Tappers, explains what they're doing.

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