About Us

our history, our people, our philosophy


Empipe Solutions Limited specializes in trenchless wastewater systems inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation. Leveraging the decades of industry experience of our management team and on-site crew leaders, all of Empipe’s team members continually strive to exceed customers’ expectations, day in and day out. Empipe offers a balance of value-added ‘tried, tested and true’ products and services, along with new and unique technologies. This combination of skills and tools allows Empipe to accurately identify and avoid issues. This ensures our customers have the best possible solutions for improving the performance and life expectancy of your assets.

From coast to coast in Canada, Empipe has always proudly provided our customers with experience, results and the goal of setting a new standard of attention and service. We continue to hold this objective as the driving force of our business.


Founder, owner and general manager Stephen Mercer began his career in the wastewater industry in 1989 with one of our industry’s world leaders. Mr. Mercer has spent more than a quarter-century accumulating experience and knowledge in many facets of wastewater pipe and structure rehabilitation all across North America.

In 2007, Mr. Mercer started Empipe Solutions Limited to satisfy a market need for a pipe and structure inspection and maintenance services company with the ability to consistently provide quick, effective and efficient results. He also built a company with the skills, equipment and expertise to deliver solutions to some of the more difficult challenges that face the wastewater industry.

Empipe is a member of

  • NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) in the U.S.
  • CATT (Centre for Advancement in Trenchless Technologies) and the
  • ACA (Alberta Construction Association) in Canada


Today, Empipe has grown to a large company whose structure still rests on the foundation of simple principles that Mr. Mercer built into every aspect of our business:

  • Work safe.
  • Work smart.
  • Work hard.
  • Most importantly, work for the customer.

It is our customers that have allowed Empipe to grow from a single inspection crew, to our current multi-location fleets. We operate out of Hannon, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta, so we can responsively provide a range of inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation services across Canada. As Empipe continues to grow, so does our appreciation of our customers and their support.


Empipe brings decades of experience in a broad range of fields to every project we tackle. Each of these experiences has enriched the knowledge of our team members and opened their minds to creative approaches that can be applied to other types of projects.

Empipe provides its services to

  • Municipal and government agencies and public works departments
  • Military installations
  • Industrial utilities and manufacturing facilities
  • Agricultural facilities
  • Institutional foodservice departments such as hospitals, schools, residential care homes and correctional facilities
  • Commercial entities such as restaurants, car washes, and hospitality businesses
  • Multi-unit residential developments and homeowner associations

Empipe Supports the Following Charities in Our Region

We encourage you to consider donating to these worthwhile organizations and help them continue their important work in our area.


Good Shepherd assists thousands of people every year with emergency programs that provide the basic necessities of life such as food and shelter and rehabilitative programs that offer guidance, give hope and restore dignity.

MADD Canada is a charitable, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. MADD Canada has a presence in all areas of the country and is making a real and valuable difference in the fight to stop impaired driving.

City Kidz exists to increase resiliency and inspire big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.