In Autumn 2016, Severn Trent announced it was commencing work on <strong>replacement water pipes</strong> in the Hope Valley. With an investment of nearly £1m, the company will be replacing around five miles of old pipework in the area. The work is scheduled to last into Summer 2017.
This is a big project, and it will take time. It is regarded as essential to ensure a dependable water supply for residents of Edale and Castleton. Having<strong> old water pipes</strong> can mean your water supply is erratic, prone to interruption, or even contaminated, if you have old, lead pipework.
Do You Have to Wait for New Pipework?
Utility companies do undertake to replace lead pipework. You do not have to be at the mercy of their schedules to replace the pipework within your own property boundary.
In fact, you are responsible for your <strong>supply pipe</strong>, which means you can be<strong> in control </strong>when it comes to replacement water pipes.
Having old pipework may be affecting the quality of your water supply. If you have water pressure problems, or noisy pipes, this might indicate that your pipes are damaged, or even blocked. If metal pipework corrodes this can narrow the diameter of the pipes, which will impede the flow of water.
Another issue is <strong>lead pipes</strong>. Properties built or modernised before 1970, may still have lead supply pipes. Lead is a hazardous substance and it is important to minimise its presence in <strong>drinking water</strong>.
<strong>Lead poisoning</strong> through a contaminated water supply comes from a build-up of lead in the body, the accumulation of tiny traces of lead in drinking water. Babies, young children and pregnant women are especially at risk.
How to Make Your Water Supply Safe
Using state of the art <strong>trenchless technology</strong>, we can replace your old pipework with new, plastic pipes. We use a method known as <strong>impact moling</strong>, where we drill strategic boreholes on your premises through which we can pull the replacement water pipes into place.
This saves on time, manpower and disruption, making it a very cost effective way of replacing old water pipes and ensuring you have a safe water supply you can depend on for the future.
You don’t have to wait for your water, contact <strong>Pipeline Services</strong> today and let’s see how we can help you.