2021 Canadian Electrical Code changes regarding pump cable for submersible pump installation, in Deep Well and Bodies of Water.

2021 Canadian Electrical Code changes regarding pump cable for submersible pump installation, in “Deep Well” and “Bodies of Water”.

Recently there has been changes made to the Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1:21, Part I (25th Edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, these change effect submersible pump installations in three ways.

  1. The installation of submersible pumps in a body of water (meaning a Lake or Stream).
  2. Poly pipe (PE) is no longer approved as a conduit from power source to well head.
  3. Approved list of electrical conduit materials has changed.

#1 - Installation in a Body of Water:

The Canadian Electrical Code Section 26-956 now allows the installation of a submersible pump in a body of water using “JACKETED” Pump Cable without an electrical conduit. This is great news for areas in cottage country where a high percentage of their pump installations are pumping from a lake.

TWU-40C Submersible Pump Cable CSA Jacketed Flat Applications: For use with submersible water pumps installed in wells, lakes, rivers, and streams in accordance with CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part I, section 26, rules 26-954 and 26-956.